Friday, July 15, 2011

Monday, July 15

Five of the soldiers, three months men from Camp Dennison, were here to breakfast.  They are to take the place of the Eggleston Guards in guarding the railroad.  They are under Capt. Pierce.  The Fannie M'Burnee one day last week was boarded by Jenkins and 35 secessionists at Green Bottom and robbed of some revolvers, swords &c.  In the Kanawha Valley, secession carries a high hand.  Union men flee for life and with their families conceal themselves in the woods.  In two instances, it is said children have been born in caves.  The property of loyal citizens has been ruthlessly destroyed.

Peggy's notes:
When Abraham Lincoln's initial call for volunteers went out, some men enlisted in regiments for a period of 3 months time.  At the end of the three months, many regiments were reorganized and many men reinlisted for longer period, often three years.

The Fanny McBurney was a steamboat built in nearby Harmar, Ohio in 1860.  I can't find a picture of that particular boat, but it was undoubtedly similar to this one:

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