Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tuesday, March 18, 1862

Miss Mary Ainsworth came in the forenoon and helped all day finishing off the hospital clothing.  Mrs. Calder and Emeline McClure came in the afternoon and busily plied their needles in the same good work.  A pleasant sunny day.  
After a protracted siege of nearly a week New Madrid on the Mississippi has fallen into our hands.  During a terrific storm on Thursday night the rebels fled by means of their transports probably to Island No. 10.  Gen. Pope, with his Ohioans and Indianians, is now in possession.  The 63rd Ohio from Marietta with the 39th one third of whom are Washington County boys were in this fight and acted gallantly.

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