Julia and her sewing circle seemed to have been quite busy making useful items for the Union troops. On this day, she refers to "havelocks" which were cloth pieces attached to the soldier's hat to protect the man's neck from sunburn.
|Havelock covering a soldier's hat|
The Cutlers lived in a prime location to watch the early troop movement into Virginia. Through Julia Cutler's account, I can picture the ladies waving, the men hurrahing, and the troops cheering. The reference to "three times three & tiger" has to do with particular cheers which are also referred to in the words of the following song: