Countdown to the Civil War: April 13, 1861

After 34 hours of Confederate bombardment, Fort Sumter surrenders. The faint hope exists that federal ships will complete their rescue mission is dashed when the heat of the continuing battle prevents them from entering the harbor. Washington receives no conformation of shots fired, leaving Lincoln uninformed of the true situation.

Rachel Norcross’s Diary,  April 13, 1861:

Stuart has abandoned his attempt at plowing.  Horse and plow are in the barn, and he is on his way to town.  And yet, I can’t blame him too much, for the ground is heavy and wet.  I must occupy myself with mending until he returns.

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  1. Poor Rachel. This is only the beginning.

  2. I wonder if she will have to take up the plowing????????????

  3. I’m reading your blog even if not commenting, and will start reading VFG tomorrow. Can’t wait. Beth

  4. Beth, Lisa, and Rose; love getting your comments! Delighted that you’re going to begin reading VFG, Beth!

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