Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tuesday, May 10th, 1864

A very heavy rain to-day.  We sent up by Lizzie Poage for Dr. Frank Hart.  He came to see Lizzie & said she had diphtheria, he brought an instrument by which he examined her lungs & heart.  He says there is no organic disease of the heart -- the fluttering being occasioned by the weakness of her nervous system.

Peggy's comments:  
William was in Chillicothe on railroad business.  He telegraphed home news of the battle six hours ahead of the time the newspapers would reach Marietta:

Morning papers contain lists of casualties among officers.  Rufus' name not among them.  General Wadsworth killed.  Lee retreating.  

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