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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1864

Friday 16.th

16 September 1864

Sunday 18th

18 September 1864
17 September 1864
Saturday 17th

We had today full confirmation of the news of last week from America. General Sherman has completed his brilliant campaign by the capture of Atlanta. This success will do much to change the tone of the public sentiment, and to rally it to the support of the only policy that can be depended upon to give us any fruits from the fearful struggle. On this point the symptoms are favorable. I was busy writing until luncheon, after which I went out with Mrs Adams and Louisa to pay a visit to Dean Milman and his Wife at Addiscombe. The drive which was longer than necessary by reason of our ignorance of the way, was nevertheless pleasant and pretty. We went over the bridge at Westminster. through Clapham, Balham, Mitcham and Croyden. These are suburbs incomparably116 prettier than any thing on the north side. On return by way of Steatham showed likewise a very attractive range of country villas. At Addiscombe we found Mrs Milman, a little unwell with a cold. The Dean was out driving, but soon came home. The place is very pretty. It belongs to the present Lady Ashburton, as part of her dower. She is however engaged in building for herself another, and lets this in the mean time. We caught a shower or two on our way home— In the evening, the American papers and letters.

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Charles Francis Adams, Sr., [date of entry], diary, in Charles Francis Adams, Sr.: The Civil War Diaries (Unverified Transcriptions). Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015. http://www.masshist.org/publications/cfa-civil-war/view?id=DCA64d261