Skip to content

Kate Stone’s Civil War: Lounged and gossiped

May 7, 2015

KS31

From 2012 to 2015, Stillness of Heart will share interesting excerpts from the extraordinary diary of Kate Stone, who chronicled her Louisiana family’s turbulent experiences throughout the Civil War era.

Learn more about Stone’s amazing life in 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865 and beyond. Click on each year to read more about her experiences. You can read the entire journal online here.

(Photo edited by Bob Rowen)

The Stone family move into their new Tyler home, achieving stability just as the Confederate future evaporates.

 

May 7, 1865

Tyler, Texas

We have been established in our pleasant new home for a week and find it delightful. We have all in order now and can enjoy it. The servants are efficient movers by now, and we had little trouble. A showery Sunday, and so we could not keep our engagement to go to church to hear the new minister. We lounged and gossiped all the morning. …

Johnny went to the prairie on Friday. He did not like the idea of the trip, but Mamma thought it best for him to go. He should be learning to help about the business, and then it will get him away from this region of excitement. He will not be kept wrought up by constant stirring reports, and perhaps when he returns he will be willing to settle for awhile to quiet study. Jessy came down from the place. …

 

2 Comments
  1. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Kate Stone’s Civil War: The story so far … | stillness of heart

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Mediterranean Latin Love Affair

Food, diversity and parenting

GLOW RECIPE

Natural Korean beauty, hand-picked with love

Food Aesthetics Barcelona

Discover the best places to eat, drink and unwind.

Coffee Cocktails & Books 📖

Nothing beats a good book and a great drink. ☕️🍸📚

A GLOBAL GARNISH

A Traveling Chef Shares Food and Fundamentals

The Travel Cocktail

Stylish travel, cafe life, and la dolce vita

Motown Savvy

Fun, Fashion, Frivolity: An insider guide to Metro Detroit and beyond

Our Shadows Will Remain

Travel Stories and Photographs

grapefriend

grapefriend. wine. fun.

Marie's Meanderings

Exploring the twists and turns of Marie's mind since 2013

Tiffany Arp-Daleo Contemporary Art

Abstract Paintings, Mixed Media, Photography

Serendipity by Sara Lynn

A blog about food, travel, and life in Reno, Nevada.

Queen Thrifty

Explore Life & Adventure

Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author

It's All about the Romance 💕💕💕

The Reluctant Poet

A Discovery of Enlightening Insights, Information, Humor, Writings and Musings

Brilliant Viewpoint

Discover • Motivate • Inspire

Light Motifs II

creating order out of chaos, and vice versa

%d bloggers like this: