I first posted the following letter on March 5, 2007. Just as relevant now as it was one year ago, and as it was 146 years ago. I'd like to imagine there will come a March 5, ???? when these words no longer describe the present day.
Mary Bell to Alfred W. Bell, March 5, 1862:
Whilst some are made to mourn all the days of their lives on account of some dear one who had died whilst fighting for their country, others will be glorying in the wealth they have made by staying at home and speculating while the war was going on and other poor wretches were fighting for them.
(The Bells were from Macon County, NC. Alfred was serving as a captain in the Confederate army)
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