Kate & Lucy went to town this morning. Mr. Washburn the engineer who was so badly scalded when the engine “Jonathan Niles” was thrown from the track near this station last December, was on the train, he has nearly recovered from his injuries. There is a rumor that a large body of rebels captured Gen. Scammel & staff and a Steamboat on the Kanahawa, they burned his boat & were last accounted approaching the Ohio river, having arrived at a point 25 miles from Gallipolis.
Lizzie & little Sarah got home just before night & in time to escape a shower. William came on the train with Kate, for whom he brought a nice large traveling trunk.
Ephe got home to Marietta last night nearly sick. He met his regiment at Stevenson Sta. just embarked for home and jumped on to the cars & returned without having any time to rest.