August 31st, 1865, Thursday

It is very warm. I some expected Carrie Green over here this afternoon, but she hasn’t come yet and I don’t believe she will. Cora Hopkins I suppose started for Minnesota Tuesday. She and Frank Fields were here Sunday afternoon. Sunday forenoon Georgia Hodge, Soph, William Haney and I went to church. The text was … Continue reading August 31st, 1865, Thursday


Hebron, August 23rd, 1865, Wednesday

Mother and May have gone up to Mr. Hodge’s to spend the afternoon. Sophronia and I are all alone. John is to work over to Covill’s thrashing, and Father and William Haney are down to Uncle Jesse’s cutting hay. John Gale of Ohio is dead. He died the 5th of this month of fever. I … Continue reading Hebron, August 23rd, 1865, Wednesday

August 4th, 1865, Friday

Mother has gone over to Kings’s. It rained last night. Harrison Loghy is here “on a visit.” He came this morning and is going to stay till Monday. He was a prisoner six or seven months so of course he is full of stories of his brave deeds.


Hebron, July 6th, 1865, Thursday

It has been a long time since I have written in this book, but some how I didn’t care about doing anything this summer but build “air castles.” It is time for me to wake up. Tuesday was the 4th of /65. I anticipated lots of pleasure, but alas, for the hopes of this world. … Continue reading Hebron, July 6th, 1865, Thursday


June 21st, 1865, Wednesday

Charlie, May and Martha Frothingham, Georgia Hodge, Cora Hopkins, Carrie Green and Mattie Stone were here yesterday and made a visit. We are all going over to see Cora Hopkins this afternoon. I shall go down to Genoa and see the church dedicated first. We expect Georgia Hodge over to go with us. The 22nd … Continue reading June 21st, 1865, Wednesday


May 24th, 1865, Wednesday

Sophronia, John, Eugene and I went down to R to the exhibition and dance. Had a good time to the party, quite a number there. Charlie Frothingham was there, he came home Tuesday and staid till Friday night. Friday afternoon he and Logan Hamilton called here a few moments. After they went away Eugene Swan, … Continue reading May 24th, 1865, Wednesday


May 23rd, 1865, Tuesday

Mary’s box came last night containing her winter clothing so I know she will be home sometime this summer. I hope before long. She wrote in her last letter that she was going to make a visit to Bridgeford before she came west. I would like to have Cousin Olive come with her. Our soldiers … Continue reading May 23rd, 1865, Tuesday