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keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2011

CWD: Feverish Excitement

April 13, 1862 Sarah Lois Wadley wrote in her diary

Oh! What a time is this, the past week has been one of feverish excitement, Tuesday we received news of a great battle near Corinth, Miss. Every day since we have been hearing scraps of news from the battle field, on Wednesday we were triumphant conquerors, but the enemy reinforced by sixty thousand fresh troops was preparing to attack us. All is uncertainty, and dread rumors of every kind are floating around, but I believe we must be victorious; my heart sickens when I think that under this beautiful blue sky, with God's heaven sent air breathing warm and fructifying around, while the birds sing, and the green leaves wave as if to praise their Creator, thousands of men are mingling in mortal combat, and groans and shrieks sounding amid the roar of artillery and the trampling of cavalry, the picture is too dreadful; how many Mothers and sisters, wives and children sit in despair or suspense this day. (quote from Civil War Diary Quilt written by R. Youngs)

Block 119. Feverish Excitement

Next CWD block on Friday...
hopefully... it'll be more challenging...
Death Penalty block.

2 kommenttia:

Cheryl kirjoitti...

Needing a challenge...the next 1880 block will suffice!

Karen kirjoitti...

Such a beautiful block!!!!!