Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Thursday, January 14, 1864

Mrs. Dawes returned home this morning     she found Rufus on the train.  His Regiment, the 6th Wisconsin, are re-enlisting as veterans and have been sent home on a thirty days’ furlough, and to recruit their numbers.  He will follow in a few days to Milwaukee.  
Lucy is with us today.  The weather is much milder.  I wrote to friends in Ames and at Hilliard.  Received a kind letter from Mary Cone about dear little Annie.

Peggy's comments:
Rufus Dawes and his regiment, the Sixth Wisconsin, re-enlisted as a regiment with the promise of thirty days leave.  They left for Wisconsin, with Rufus taking leave of his men in Pittsburg to travel by train to Marietta.  

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