Monday, June 2, 2014

Thursday, June 2, 1864

Female prayer meeting -- Mrs. McClure and Emeline here.  
Lucy came on evening train.  
Ephe is wounded, lower jaw shot off.  They received the dispatch from William who is in Chillicothe, also one from Ephe June 1st from Kingston “I leave for Nashville today.” & one from Stephenson of Portsmouth saying he should leave for Chattanooga as soon as he heard from Marietta.  We are extremely anxious about Ephe, but thankful he is alive.  
Lucy & I went to Marietta on the extra train which took up Mr. & Mrs. Gates and poor Charlie’s lifeless body.  Several persons from Marietta were on who went to Belpre to meet them.  We went in the omnibus to the Gates’ house -- it was a sad scene.

Peggy's comments:
Ephe is Ephraim Cutler Dawes, Julia's nephew and the brother of Rufus R. Dawes.  He had been serving with the 53rd Ohio and was marching with General Sherman toward Atlanta.

Ephraim Cutler Dawes

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