Saturday, June 30, 2018

Adeline Bagley Buice:“Roswell Mill Worker

Via Carl

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Adeline Bagley Buice was one of about 400 women working in the Roswell mills (two for cotton, one for woolens) in 1864. Her husband, Joshua Buice, was away serving in the Confederate Army.

Despite the fact most of the more well-to-do residents of Roswell had fled in fear of the Union Army’s impending arrival, these women remained at their jobs. You can visit the ruins of those mills even today.

"The Bricks", as they were called, housed the women working in the Roswell mills. They were built in 1840 and consisted of 10 apartment units.

They have since been restored and are a historic site.

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