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Friday, October 5, 2012

Sunday, October 5th, 1862

Today I took Laura & Roberta in the buggy, and drove to church, where I heard a sermon by the Rev. Mr. Moore. we then returned to Father's where I found Mr. Keen with whom I passed several social hours. The little woman is much better. weather changeable & hot.


BeNotForgot said...


THE CAPTURE OF GALVESTON.; The City Occupied by the National Forces on the 5th inst.

Published: October 28, 1862

CHICAGO, Sunday, Oct. 26.

A special dispatch from Memphis to the [???] of this city, says:

The Houston Telegraph, in an extra issued on the 4th inst., confirms the evacuation of Galveston by the rebels, and says that the National Commander notified the people of that city, that four days would be allowed for the women and children to leave. On the evening of the last day the rebel troops commenced evacuating the city, and much confusion prevailed. The city was occupied by the National forces on the 5th inst.

BeNotForgot said...

October 15, 1862, p. 1, c. 4

We subjoin the following letter giving some details of the affairs at Sabine Pass:
Four Miles From Sabine Pass
Oct. 5th, '62.

Ed. News:--I am now daily visiting a captured city. The stars and stripes of the fanatical North now wave in full view of me. The invaders keep close to their boats and seldom visit the shore, and then only under a flag of truce. Two schooners are now inside the bar. But few people remain in the city.