Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saturday April 29. 1865

Nancy & Mrs. Terril cleaned the chambers yesterday and I have been nailing down my carpet and putting the room in order.  — Rainy morning, I set out verbenas and Wallflowers.  
Mrs Cutler & Sarah took tea at Mrs Burgess’ and Nancy went to Town for her bonnet.

William came home from Cincinnati.  He says there will be a train with a thousand soldiers pass over the Railroad to night.  God grant that they may go safely.  The Gazette has an account of a terrible disaster and loss of life, by an explosion and burning of the Steamer Sultana on the Mississippi by which more than 1000 Union Soldiers lost their lives.  Nothing so horrible has ever happened in the history of Steamboat accidents.

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