Friday, November 20, 2015

Priscilla Larkin And Her Diary

Butterfly House -  Huntsville, Alabama, Garden

Miss Priscilla Larkin: The Civil War Diary of a Southern Belle [introduced by her great-great-grandson]:

"This is the story of a year in the life of a young lady: a most remarkable year, and a most remarkable woman."

"It is 1862, the year our Civil War will become a harsh, cruel reality to millions of Americans. As the new year begins, Priscilla Larkin [daughter of David Larkin and Elizabeth Rutledge], a twenty-two-year-old student at the Female College in Huntsville, Alabama... ."

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Most Dangerous Spot Of All

Source [Ridley's Fort Near Nashville Per Featherstonehaugh's Drawing]

FLOWERING of the CUMBERLAND by Harriette Simpson Arnow:

Strange, but it was at this time [after the rise and fall of the State of Franklin and the more settled and peaceful time in the Holston Country], after having survived eleven years of forted life, Colonel Ridley took his family still further west into the most dangerous spot of all—the Cumberland settlements. 

Friday, October 30, 2015