Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Friday, May 13th, 1864

We have finished papering the old kitchen it looks very nicely.  Mrs. W. D. Bailey is sick with asthma, they sent for me & I went & staid an hour or so.
The dispatches received to-day say Grant was victorious Wednesday, and Lee retreating, terrible fighting & great loss of life.     More trains with National Guards passed down today.          John Kuntz got home to day from Indiana where he went two weeks ago to visit his sister lately come from Germany, whom he had not seen for seven years.  George Cutter told him that he had heard that his brother Lewis Cutter had not been seen or heard of since the capture of Steeles Wagon Train when the 77th  and two or three other regiments were made prisoners.  Lewis believed to be either killed or captured.

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