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|Civil War women: Love, loss & survival|
In the spring of 1863, a woman in Catahoula Parish at Trinity — across Little River from present day Jonesville — rented a small room to six men traveling eastward to Natchez. She charged each a dollar for the night.
In the group was Arthur Lyon Fremantle, an English officer touring the South to observe the Civil War. Writing about his travels in a book, he said the woman informed the men that she didn't want any Rebel soldiers sleeping in her house with federal troops and a Yankee flotilla moving in and out of the region.
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