Dr William Plumer Jacobs in Marion - 25 April, 1861

from Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, page 79:

Last evening as I was leisurely approaching Marion, I was suddenly startled by hearing a hearty hurrah! I dismounted as quickly as I could and hurrying into Main Street found that the citizens were bidding farewell to the Marion Light Infantry who were going off to the war. The Judson girls, numbering about eighty were assembled in the city hall and they struck up the "Marseilles Hymn" just as I reached there. It was grand, it was thrilling. Who could not fight after such a farewell!

cite as

Dr William Plumer Jacobs, Diary of William Plumer Jacobs. In Thornwell Jacobs (ed.), Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, volume 138 (1937), p. 79. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447519502525 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: Marion

Listeners

Dr William Plumer Jacobs
Priest
1842-1917

Listening to

hide composers
Marseillaise performed by The Judson Girls

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 April, 1861
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:45:03 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:11:19 +0000