William King Diary Entry
Cobb County, Georgia
July 8. 1864.
Another day has dawned upon my dreary life. I went to town for a short time and returned home, this day in common with the preceeding, I have had visits from many officers, some spending the nights with me, all pleasant men, and each man [torn]sympathetic spirits. I [torn] Federal Army [torn] Nothing has yet occurred to change my opinion of them–as men of good character and reprobations the many depredations which are being committed by the stragglers of the Army.
From Documenting the American South- UNC-Chapel Hill