Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Friday, Aug. 29, 1862

Lucy came this evening on the train.  She will spend the night.  Her school begins next Monday.  Last night Marietta was aroused by the alarm bells and booming of cannon.  The inhabitants asked each other what it meant and at last were told that the guerrillas were in Williamsport opposite Marietta in Virginia, and had taken possession of Mr. Kinnaird's house.  But at daylight it was ascertained that the "guerrillas" were Union soldiers who had been out on a scout.

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