Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Friday, Aug. 22, 1862

Capt. Henderson and his wife called.  Capt. H. owns the steam ferry at Belpre.  He says not less than two thousand persons crossed yesterday to Parkersburg to see friends in the 36th. Every house and outhouse was crowded with lodgers and still they came.  A train came in on the railroad about midnight crowded from Athens County but the 36th had left for Washington at 5 pm. yesterday, so they were disappointed.  William came on the same train.  Two bridges were burned on the Marietta & Cincinnati R. R. night before last and a freight train loaded with hogs was precipitated through one of them, the trainmen barely escaping.
Mary Nye came this evening and spent the night here.  Judge Davis Green, Henry's law partner died this morning.

Peggy's comments:
Henry Dawes, Julia's nephew and the oldest brother of Rufus and Ephraim Dawes, died at the age of 28 in August 1860.  He was to have married Mary Nye.

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