Thursday, October 24, 2013

Saturday, October 24, 1863

A drove of cattle forded the river & the foot of the Island this morning.  The river has begun to rise--has risen more than a foot.  There was a fight a few days ago at the Burning Springs.
Mrs. Dawes came home with Annie & will spend the sabbath.

Peggy’s notes:
Burning Springs was 30 miles from Parkersburg in West Virginia and at the time, it was strongly pro-secessionist.

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