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Angela Kirkham Davis, memoir

in reference to 1861-1862

“Families, as well as the closest friends, were divided upon the question at issue…making it extremely unpleasant in our social intercourse…Our nearest neighbors, my dearest friends, were Rebels.”


Name: Angela Kirkham Davis

Unit: N/A

Document Information

Type: Memoir


  • Civilian Support for the Confederacy
  • Civilian Support for the Union

Event Location: Funkstown, Washington Co., MD

Document Origin: Funkstown, Washington Co., MD


Angela Kirkham Davis was a resident of Funkstown, Washington County, Maryland, during the time of the Civil War. In a lengthy letter written to her nieces, she described her wartime experiences.


Davis, Angela Kirkham, “War Remembrances,” Crossroads of War: Washington County, Maryland in the Civil War, ed. S. Roger Keller. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1997, 6.