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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Friday, December 20th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston & also departed. she brought but little freight. I am still engaged in tacking up canvass on the new house. weather cloudy with a hard rain nearly all night & very warm.

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BeNotForgot said...

December 20. -- At 11 a.m. Mary Hill arrived from Pelican Spit, and returned at 6 p.m. with soldiers stationed at the spit. At 6 p.m. the lookout signaled a war vessel under sail in the offing. Steamer Neptune went in the channel at 8:30. At 10:30 p.m. a false alarm was given on the spit; the lookout imagined he saw boats coming in from sea. . . . Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series 1, Volume 17. Page: 171