Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835–1930), U.S. author. Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth, ch. 2 (1919).
By "the hostilities," Felton meant the Civil War. She was a slaveowner who came to disbelieve in slavery. This remark is from Felton's 1919 synopsis of a 1900 address she gave in Augusta, Georgia, to the Daughters of the Confederacy.