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.
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.