Ephraim & Lucy came on the morning train, he came to say good-bye being on his way to join his regiment which is to rendevous at Camp Dennison & then go to the front again. He is a good officer & a fine looking young man -- very popular. He is going into danger, and to the merciful care of our Heavenly father we commit him, may he be preserved from wounds, imprisonment, and death -- & through the blessed Spirit be led to a saving knowledge of the truth.
Lucy spends the day here.
Veterans of the 53rd Ohio, including Julia's nephew, Ephraim Cutler Dawes, were on furlough but would be joining General Sherman in May 1864.