Saturday, April 13, 2013

Monday, April 13, 1863

A naval battle is going on at Charleston S. Carolina.  The Cunninghams left Warren today.  They lost all their household stuff & clothing by the Indian outbreak in Minnesota.  Our family & Mr. Burgess gave them in money & clothing &c fifty dollars.  Mrs. Dawes & Lucy came this evening.

Peggy's comments:
On April 7, 1863, nine ironclad Union vessels attacked near Charleston, S.C.  Led by Admiral DuPont, the hope was that the attack would bring a much-needed victory for the Union.

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