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