Diary from Apr. 22, 1865

Excerpts from the Letters and diary of Laura M. Towne

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    Excerpts from the Letters and diary of Laura M. Towne

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    Laura M. Towne was an abolitionist and an educator. Before the Civil War, Towne was studying medicine but was motivated to become an abolitionist after the outbreak of the Civil War. Towne volunteered when the Union captured Port Royal and other Sea Islands area of South Carolina. She and her friend, Ellen Murray, founded the Penn Center on St. Helena Island, the first school for freed slaves. Her diaries and letters from this time were edited by Rupert Sargent Holland and published in 1912.

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    The University of Wisconsin - Madison viaGoogle Books

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    Laura M. Towne. "Excerpts from the Letters and diary of Laura M. Towne". Cambridge, Printed at the Riverside Press,. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed November 13, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1194