Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday Nov. 18 1864

A cloudy, drizzling day.  Raked off the leaves from the front yard.  Had the palpitation of the heart -- -- Last night about 11 o’clock the cannon at Fort Boreman began to boom, and continued firing until midnight -- Probably unionists rejoicing over Lincoln’s re-election -- Rained all last night.

Peggy's note:  Fort Boreman was across the river in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

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