William King Diary Entry
Cobb County, Georgia
July 7. 1864.
I went to town and saw a few friends, heard added statements of depredations and believe but few in the town and county had escaped the visits and terrors of the Robbers. I returned home to suffer from my own reflections upon the sufferings of all and the debasing effects of war and to enjoy some relief from my own thoughts in the society of the pleasant strangers who were encamped about me.
From Documenting the American South – UNC Chapel http://docsouth.unc.edu/imls/kingwilliam/king.html