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June 12-14, 1865

Monday, June 12, 1865

quite warm busy all day as usal in the evening i went down to school mr lively did not come after school Nell and i went out to the meeting at mrs adams

Tuesday, June 13, 1865

we had quite an exciting meeting […] very Pleasently nothing of inters to day Jay was up and stayed a long time meeting at EJs very good attendance not either of the Blackes out neal went

Wednesday, June 14, 1865

to elexander yesterday went to committee this morning i went out with Sarah and mrs adams to Purchace things for the soldiers we met with

 

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Article from The Philadelphia Inquirer informing citizens of the movements of the Union Army in the former Confederate States

Emilie and the other members of the LUA continued to support the USCT as well as the freedmen. Contingents of Confederate troops had yet to surrender, and the Union Army continued to occupy the South to support new state governments loyal to the Union. Last to muster in, U.S. Colored Troops remained in service after the official surrender, serving as an army of occupation. Foner, Reconstruction, 148; Dobak, Freedom by the Sword, 458-459.

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