Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wednesday Aug. 17. 1864

Rufus passed up on the morning train on his way home.  We are glad his fighting days are over, he has done his duty faithfully and well.  
While William was riding over his farm today he heard at Widow Skiptons crying & lamentation, he heard that William Skipton was dead--but afterwards learned he was wounded, and would lose his left arm.  Dr. Hart came and vaccinated Mrs. Cutler & Sarah, Nancy & I.  Cloudy day.

Ephraim came on the night train, bringing with in a 53d man, John Sturling, he was wounded in the shoulder at Atlanta Georgia.  Wesley dressed his wound for him & we gave him supper and his bed.

Peggy's comment:
I am struck by the way death and injury have become commonplace.  Julia, and everyone else, must have been quite war weary.

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