Kate Stone Day

katestoneDuring the occupation of Madison Parish by Federal troops the spring of 1863, a young lady in the Parish decided to keep a diary of traumatic events happening around her.

It lay hidden for almost 100 years in her daughter’s house until a noted author, John Anderson approached her about her mother, Kate Stone who in later life became a very important citizen of Madison Parish.

The diary was transformed into a book by Mr. Anderson and is still in publication today. It is noted as one of the most important private journals kept in the South during the Civil War.

The picture to the right shows local ladies in Antebellum attire with the gents sporting beards and mustaches. Kate Stone Day was a most special event in Madison Parish’s history.