War and occupation by a large military group changed life for all residents of south central Kentucky. The pleasures of life ceased for many. Josie wrote that daily existence went from “bad to worse,” as “more soldiers are continually coming into town.” The Philistines “invaded” the Underwoods' farm and home and restricted those activities she and her family normally enjoyed. However, for some, the army offered welcome amenities. Soldiers held drills, sham battles, and colourful dress parades to which flocked denizens of all ages. Officers sponsored cotillions and socials, where they and young lasses enjoyed each others' attentions.
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