This is a brief funny incident from Kate Cumming’s Journal of a Confederate Nurse. She tells about a Miss Womack, who is from Louisiana, and thinks the other states are all very well in their way, but not like LA.

Three gentleman informed her that a friend of her’s in LA had married a Federal general. They were a good deal annoyed that this “lady” had lowered herself in such a manner.  Kate then told Miss Womack that no Alabama girl would be guilty of such a disgraceful act as marrying a Yankee, General or no General.

Miss Womack replied that the girl was so ugly that no Confederate would marry her!