Thursday, February 27, 2014

Saturday, Feb. 27, 1864

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.

Peggy's comments:
Veterans of the 53rd Ohio, including Julia's nephew, Ephraim Cutler Dawes, were on furlough but would be joining General Sherman in May 1864.

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