Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1864

The ground which has become nearly bare is again covered with snow, for two or three hours the air seemed filled with large flakes, which fell to the depth of three inches.  The setting sun shone for a few moments with dazzling brightness upon the snowy bank beyond the frozen river.  It made me think of the river of death & “shining shore” on the other side.
Mrs. Clarissa Carlin, Nancy’s sister in law, came this evening, her husband, a soldier in the 25th Iowa, W. B. Carlin, died in Hospital at Memphis Tenn. last fall.  
Kate & Lizzie have been busy all day with mourning goods.  Kate is making Lizzie a black dress.

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