More on Sarah Morgan
Sarah’s home that she grew up in, the home that got plundered by the Yankees. In the book she talks of singing on the balcony very often with the family, when father was alive, after he was gone and when the Yankees occupied Baton Rouge, which was before they fled so Baton Rouge could be bombed . Notice the balcony with it’s dramatic arches!
Here’s a quote that reminds me of Petticoat Junction! remember how they stopped the Hooterville Cannonball train to pick apples…go fishing, and whatever else?
Linwood September 17th Wednesday
…through glad to leave Clinton, I was sorry to part with mother…. we were the only ladies on the cars except Mrs. Brown, who got off half way; but in spite of that we had a very pleasant ride as we had very agreeable company. The train only stopped 13 times in the 20 miles. five times to clear the brush weed from the telegraph lines, once running back a mile to pick up a passenger, and so on, to the great indignation of the passengers abroad who would occasionally cry out “ Hello! if this is the ‘cleaning up’ train, we had better send for a hand car!” “What the devil’s a matter now?” until the General gravely assured them it was an old habit of this very accommodating train, which in the summer time, stopped whenever the passengers wished to pick blackberries on the road.