A Meigs Co. Company slept in the house. Col. Runkle & Staff came down to see the rifle pits. News from Burnside that 1000 of Morgans’s men surrendered at [?] and Morgan deserted his command & escaped--
They are digging rifle pits in the meadow above the house & up the hill where a position is selected for cannon.
Brother William & Lucy came about noon on extra train. Troops all left soon after on the cars. Col. Lynch & Staff took tea with us, and left us with many thanks & expressions of regard. Col. Lynch is from Cincinnati is Major of the 114th Ohio fought at Haynes Bluff Vicksburg &c . . .being at home on a short furlough & Gov. Todd made him Col of the Regiment of Pickaway Co. Militia. After all were gone Mrs. Bailey & Betsey Bailey called & we went out to see the rifle pits. Col. Lynch calls this place Camp Cutler.