Mrs. Dawes too sick to go in the morning -- staid and went on after noon train. Lizzie & Sara spent the day at Mr. Burgess’s expecting to meet Mr. Hugh Means.
Sherman is progressing in South Carolina almost without opposition. He has taken Branchville and Columbia the capitol of the state and it is said that Charleston is being evacuated. The Carolinians have been very boastful -- but not very valiant “He who fights & runs away, may live to fight another day” --