Ephraim came down with Messrs. Fleck, Davis, Bosworth and Blyer. They concluded to go down to Parkersburg to Camp Union, did not get back till near four o'clock. Lucy & Maggie & the young gentlemen went to town on the evening train. We went down the road and saw the drilling of the soldiers at a distance. There was not more than a dozen of them but they seemed to go skillfully through the various maneuvers under the orders of Sergeant Rhodes who has a fine voice.
Julia often refers to train travel by friends and relatives. So far I have been unable to find a photo of the Marietta train, but here are two pictures of passenger trains in Pennsylvania in the early 1860's.