March 1861

Yesterday was my wedding day to my dear Thomas.  Our wedding was small but beautiful.  We were married in the little chapel down the road and had a small party here at the plantation after the ceremony.  With states seceding and the talk of war increasing we wanted to be married before the war starts and my Thomas takes his command with the troops.  I love him so much and my heart aches thinking about being away from him. When the war starts I’m going to Louisville to stay with his family there.  I have never been gone from Bardstown and the beautiful grounds here but I am a married woman now and I have to do what my husband feels is best.  I hate this war already and it has not even started. 

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