We had our washing done today.
Col. Mills and Mr. Douglas Putnam were here today to see William & I think it did him good.
A number of cars loaded with horses passed by today destined for the Rosecrans army. Tonight's paper states that our forces at Lexington, Missouri, after defending their post for more than a week while surrounded by a greatly superior force (30,000) at last surrendered. Mulligan fought with great bravery and for two days without water which the enemy cut off from the garrison.
Missouri was a border state with some leanings toward the south. Despite the Mulligan's surrender to the Confederate forces, Missouri remained part of the Union. Today there is a State Park and Battlefield at Lexington, Missouri.