Ellen Call Long diary, fragments, 1864-1865 (Page 5 of 10)

Series: (M92-1) Box 12, Folder 1, Item 1

Lincoln Letters

Lincoln Letters

Ellen Call Long diary, fragments, 1864-1865

will be falsified (as the Yankees write the books) until we shall appear to succeeding generations as a nation of most egregious fools, and I am by no means sure that what we shall deserve it (Nobody in this part of the world knows where our President is though well aware of Mr. Lincoln’s movements). I cannot but think that Davis has acted selfishly in persisting in this war. I believe the majority of the people in the South have been anxious for peace and “Reconstruction” for the last three years, but any one that had the temerity to say so has been called a traitor and treated with doubt and suspicion.