Letters from Ephe. He was in the battle at the taking of Jackson, Miss. Col. Cockerill who commanded the Brigade makes in his report honorable mention of Major Dawes. The 53d had gone into camp on the Big Black River. Letters from Lucy and Annie.
Julia's nephew, Ephraim Cutler Dawes, was part of the 53rd Ohio Volunteers. To learn more about the history of this regiment, check out the Ohio Civil War web page.