Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Saturday, Feb. 8

Lucy went home this morning.  Jane Scott came to bring home Kate's bonnet and shawl and staid nearly all the forenoon.  Mr. Burgess here in the afternoon discussing masonry.  
The paper tonight brings intelligence of an important victory in Tennessee.  Commodore Foote with his gun boats captured Fort Henry which surrendered with its garrison of 60 men under Brig. Gen. Tilghman.  The Confederate infantry four or five thousand strong fled from their camp without striking a blow, leaving in our hands stores and equipage worth a million of dollars.  This is thought to be one of the most damaging strokes yet given the rebels.
Mr. Hollister set up Father's monument in the graveyard today.

Peggy's comments:
The monument to Ephraim Cutler still stands in the Riverview Cemetery (also known as the Gravel Bank Cemetery) near Marietta, Ohio.
Monument to Ephraim Cutler

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