Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tuesday Oct. 25. 1864

William went to town    Mrs. Dawes & Mr. Bowhan came home with him.  Mrs. Dawes had a very pleasant trip to Cincinnati   visited Cousin Mason D. Parker.  He took her round the City -- the trip has done her a great deal of good.  --  Mr. Bowhan is going to set up grates and firefronts in the parlor & bedroom he will do it Friday.  Mrs. Dawes went home on the afternoon train.
Mrs. McClure called & took the “Bible Depository” bibles & testaments to Emeline who is the “New Treasurer” --

Friday, October 24, 2014

Monday - Oct 24 1864

Nancy washed & I got dinner.  Mr. Boothby & Amos Wynn were here.  Wesley is picking apples for Mr. Burgess.  William and Henry McClure were here to spend the evening and talk “oil”--I made a gallon of “Catawba wine” -- Recieved a letter from J.A. Shedd.  

Peggy's comment:
J. A. Shedd was Jane (Jennie) Shedd, Julia's niece who was a missionary in Persia.  Mrs. Shedd is a sister to Rufus, Ephraim, Lucy, and Kate.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sabbath Oct. 23 1864

A Pleasant day.  Mr. Curtis preached from “How Shall they escape who neglect so great salvation” a good sermon.
Mr. A. S. Bailey’s friends Mr. & Mrs. Cowles from Columbus were at meeting.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Saturday Oct. 22. 1864

Mrs. Perry and daughter left on the morning train.  Quite a snow storm this forenoon.  Nancy Carlin & her sister went to Parkersburg to see their brother James who is in hospital there.  Paid Nancy one dollar.  Martha Colville came home from Mr. Burgess’s this afternoon & finished my new black delaine dress.  No papers.

Peggy's comment:
"Delaine" refers to a type of fabric.  
The newspapers were delivered by the postal service.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Friday Oct. 21. 1864

Mrs. Perry & her daughter Sarah spend the day here.  Charles left after breakfast.  James P. Walton came on the 11 o’clock train to see his aunt, Mrs. Perry, and to stay until Monday.  Mrs. W. D. Bailey & children dined with us -- and Maggie Voris was here to tea.
In addition to those already here, M. & Mrs. Bowhan Eliza & Hannah Carlin came to stay all night.  James Walton had to sleep on the sofa in the parlor.  Martha Colville went home with Maggie.

Dispatches from Sheridan at Cedar Creek Va announce another decisive victory in the Shenandoah Valley over the rebels.

Peggy's comment:
Jubal Early initially routed the Union troops, but Sheridan arrived and completely defeated the Confederates.  This Union victory helped garner votes for Lincoln in the upcoming election.

The Civil War Trust website has an animated map describing the battle plus a description of what is happening to the Cedar Creek site today.  

Here is A. Lincoln's message telegraphed to Gen. Sheridan.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thursday Oct. 20. 1864

Mrs. Perry got up with a severe head ache, but went to town this morning leaving Sarah here with me.  William went to Marietta -- Nancy started immediately after breakfast to spend the day at home her sister Elizabeth Bowhan having just arrived from Missouri, driven out by guerrillas.
I was very busy all day.  Lucy Bailey here playing with Sarah Perry --  I did not go to circle because I could not.  Mrs. Perry & Charles Perry came on evening train.  Margaret Connelly now Mrs. Bailey was here to dinner.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1864.

Mrs. W. D. Bailey called to tell me that the circle meets to-morrow at James Repperts & to know if I would go.  I told her I could not decide until I saw what the providential indications were, but would see her tomorrow --confessing to a disinclination to go.
Mrs. Perry and her daughter Sarah came on the evening train to visit us.  Nancy washed today.