William went to Chillicothe. Very rainy day. The boys killed 204 rats in the barn today. Gen. Butler has charge of the department of Virginia, North Carolina & Tennessee, with 20,000 troops under his command. He will probably March south. Gen. Cadwallader is in command at Baltimore. Gen. Mansfield is to cooperate with Gen. Butler in Virginia.
Have you noticed that William is often going to Chillicothe? It is a town about 110 miles west of Marietta, Ohio and about 45 miles south of Columbus, Ohio. Meetings of the board of the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad were held in Chillicothe and William was on the board.