Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Friday, July 18th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from & departed for Galveston. I am busy in the ware house with the boys in braking out and shipping freight, all the Galvestonians now in Liberty left on the steamer for home, preferring to take the risk of a bombardment from the Lincoln fleet rather than sojourn any longer in Liberty. Bob is at work with Lieut. Sterling making mess boxes. weather clear & hot. Ther: 94°.

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