Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Saturday June 15

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.

Editor's comments:
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.

1860s Passenger Train at the station

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