Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wednesday Dec. 21 1864

The river does not fall, but the cold prevents its rising, it is over the bridge be-low here, but we shall have no trouble from it this time.  Lizzie & William came home.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tuesday Dec. 20. 1864

Mrs Cutler went to Marietta & will stay until tomorrow.
William placed in my hands to-day three certificates of 100 shares each, of stock in the New York Gold Mining Company, Colorado.  One for Mrs. S. C. Dawes, one for Mrs. C. W. C. Walton, & one for myself on certain conditions -- It is kind of him to do this and if God please, may be a blessing to us.        He went to town, & will stay all night with Mrs. Cutler at Mrs. Dawes.
Yesterday’s paper has very interesting War News.  Gen. Thomas has defeated the rebel Hood in two hard fought battles near Nashville Tenn.  The engagements took place Thursday & Friday Dec. 15” & 16” -- last week--  The rebel loss in prisoners, killed, wounded, & by desertion is estimated at 20,000, our own loss 3,000 of whom very few were killed, the worst of them being slightly wounded.  Hood is retreating pursued by Union forces.
Sherman has performed his undertaking of marching his army from Atlanta to Savannah subsisting upon the Country and has invested the latter city -- Dahlgren of the Navy co-operating with him ----

Friday, December 19, 2014

Monday Dec 19 1864

Rainy.  River rising so fast that it seems likely to overflow its banks, our hands are busy with teams removing corn &c from low grounds.
The water rises about six inches per hour.  Toward night it became cooler, with indications of a freeze which will check the rise--

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sabbath Dec 18 1864

Muddy -- walked to sabbath school -- Rev. L. C. Ford preached from “I am ready to be offered, I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith” &c.  It was nearly dark when we got home.  A subscription was circulated, (privately) to pay Miss Louisa Carpenter for playing the Melodeon in church.  So warm that they opened the church doors.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday Dec. 16. 1864.

A very rainy day.  William came home on the evening train from Chillicothe, also Lizzie Poage who was just returning from College Hill where she has been at school.
William says that Mr. Brookover, a New York Capitalist who has been buying oil lands of Rufus, told him that “he never met a man who delighted him more than Col. Dawes--

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thursday Dec. 15 1864

William went on the Morning train to Chillicothe on Railroad business.  Some trouble with the contractors on the extension from Loveland to Cincinnati.  
The ground is covered with ice, it is sleeting.

Circle meets at Mrs A. S. Baileys -- The woods are in such a condition we conclude to stay at home.