Letter from Eunice Stone to Lois Davis, 29 April 1861

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“Now I am with the North all though I have to keep it to myself, but still I do not think it is right to push coercion for it will be useless. There never will be a union of feeling any more if the North does whip the South.”

Letter from Eunice Stone, in Alabama, to her mother Lois Davis, in New Hampshire. 29 April 1861. Eunice and her sister moved with their husbands to Alabama just prior to the state's secession. Both husbands joined the Confederate army; Eunice's husband, William, died in the war.

From the Lois Wright Richardson Davis Papers, 1851-1915.