Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Friday, April 22, 1864

I planted out gladiolas, verbenas, &c.   Worked all day in the garden.  John has been digging up the beds in Kate’s garden & they look very nice.  Our hyacinths are very beautiful this year, the prettiest I ever saw.  The jonquils are also fine.  The garden begins to look bright with blossoms.  
Firing cannon at Parkersburg.  Sigel’s troops passing through.  Maggie was here to tea.  I received a letter from Mr. Walton, their dear little Eddie died last Monday April 18th.

Peggy’s notes:

“Dear little Eddie” was Julia’s nephew.  He was eight years old.

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