Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Friday, July 29 1864

Mr. & Mrs. McLean left on the cars to go to Gallia Co.  I wrote to Annie L. Dean.  A Regiment of soldiers passed down going into West Virginia.  They went by Railroad.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thursday, July 28. 1864

Rev. Mr. McLean landed this morning from a steamboat, he is on his way to Gallia Co. where he owns a farm, and wants Kate to go with him.  Kate called on Mrs. G. W. Bailey.  Mr. & Mrs. McLean, Mrs. Cutler, and little Sarah went to a tea party at Mr. Blackintons -- Ann Briggs came and spent the afternoon here.  Mrs. S. C. Dawes & Lucy are spending the day here, and Mrs. McClure and Emeline came to prayer meeting and all staid to tea.  Nancy was gone all day to Marietta.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wednesday, July 27, 1864

I wrote to Clara enclosing $30.  Kate went to town this morning, returned on the accommodation train and got off at the Gravel Bank and took dinner at Mr. Dickeys, then went to A. S. Baileys where she & Mrs. Cutler took tea.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tuesday, July 26 1864

Lucy came on the accommodation train.  She with Kate and little Sarah went to visit at Mrs. McClure’s.  A man from Mc Arthur, having some business with Ephe, was here to dinner.
Gen. Crook is said to have been defeated.

Peggy's notes:
The following information is copied from the website:  http://www.civilwaracademy.com/civil-war-battles-in-virginia-1864.html

Kernstown, Second
Other Names: None
Location: Frederick County and Winchester
Campaign: Early’s Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad (June-August 1864)
Date(s): July 24, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. George Crook [US]; Lt. Gen. Jubal Early [CS]
Forces Engaged: 23,000 total (US 10,000; CS 13,000)
Estimated Casualties: 1,800 total (US 1,200; CS 600)
Description: Believing that Early’s army was no longer a threat in the Valley, Maj. Gen. Horatio Wright abandoned his pursuit and ordered the VI and XIX Corps to return to Washington, where they were to be sent to Grant’s army group before Petersburg. Wright left Brig. Gen. George Crook with three divisions and some cavalry to hold Winchester.

Under orders to prevent reinforcements from being sent to Grant, Early marched north on July 24 against Crook. After an hour of stubborn resistance at Pritchard’s Hill, the Federal line collapsed and Crook’s divisions streamed back in disarray through the streets of Winchester. Col. James Mulligan commanding Crook’s 3rd Division was mortally wounded. Rutherford B. Hayes commanded a brigade against John C. Breckinridge’s wing. Crook retreated to the Potomac River and crossed near Williamsport on July 26. As a result of this defeat and the burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on July 30, Grant returned the VI and XIX Corps and appointed Sheridan as commander of Union forces in the Valley.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sabbath, July 24 1864

Eleven years ago today, dear little Annie was born -- it was sabbath, and the day upon which father’s funeral sermon was preached by Prof. E. B. Andrews--
I went to sabbath school to-day, then came home & staid with little Sarah who is sick with hives, while the others went to meeting.  Kate went to meeting here to-day.

Peggy's comment:
Dear little Annie was Julia's niece, Annie Cutler, daughter of William and Lizzie Cutler.  She died January 11, 1864.  Annie was born on the day of the funeral of Julia's father, Ephraim Cutler.  
Sarah and Annie Cutler

Ephraim Cutler

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Saturday, July 23. 1864

Kate went to town and returned on the 11 o’clock train & Ephe and Lucy went up on the afternoon train to stay until Monday.
Rufus who has served three years and three months in the army most faithfully and now wishes to retire from the service, finds every obstacle thrown in his way.  They want him to stay on.

Fred. J. Cutter who lived several years with us but has been lately going to school in Cincinnati came to see us.  He expects to enter Marietta College this fall and brother William is going to assist him.

Peggy's note:
Rufus Dawes, Julia's nephew, volunteered to serve with the Sixth Wisconsin for three years.  Now that his time was up, he very much wanted to return home to Marietta to his new wife, Mary.  But the Union army was short of experienced officers and was endeavoring to persuade him to continue to serve.  They promoted him to Colonel and promised him a well-manned regiment. . . .and slowed the paperwork for mustering out.