Lizzie & litle Sarah went to town with William. He came home on the 11 o’clock train and went back on the three o’clock, & brought them home on the cars in the evening. Lizzie got Nancy a pretty black calico dress and gave her for helping do the papering. Nancy & I worked at the entry all the time we could & nearly finished papering it. An old man called and wanted to tell fortunes. I told him No! Our fortunes came to us fast enough. So he went on. Mrs. W. D. McClure returned Lizzie’s and my call. Mr. A. S. Bailey called -- he was first Lieutenant in Co. K. 148 Regt National Guards but his Co. being consolidated with another, the Lieutenants were thrown out -- This Regiment is reported to be at Harpers Ferry. Martha Colville who sews for us has a brother & several realties in Col. Moore’s Regiment.
Ephe is twenty four years old to-day. How little we expected for him such a life of peril as he is now enduring. Our heavenly Father has mercifully preserved both him & Rufus hitherto -- may they both be kept unharmed to the end. Sister Sarah sent down to me a letter just recieved from him. He passed safely through the battle of Resaca Ga. His regiment lost 47 killed and wounded and were very highly complimented by Generals Lightburn & Smith. He writes that they were “perfectly wild with enthusiasm”. Sherman’s advance into Georgia has been thus far a perfect success. Ephe is in Lightburn’s Brigade, Morgan L. Smith’s Division & in McPherson’s Corp. Ephe’s horse was shot under him.