Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1862

Miss Mary Ainsworth and Mrs. G. W. Bailey and children spent the afternoon here and Mr. Bailey came to tea.  Gen Cox' body guard and their wagon train consisting of twenty wagons drawn by four horse or six mule teams passed up today nearly all driven by darkies.  One of the men, who stopped here for apples, said that the company was raised in Cincinnati.  All except four were Germans.  All provided their own horses, had been 19 months in service and were at South Mountain and Antietans [sic].  He expressed his satisfaction at being in Ohio once more.  Their Commander is Capt. Smith.  They expect to go into winter quarters at Marietta.  Gen. Cox and his staff arrived in Marietta last Monday and took rooms at the National House.

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