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Monday, October 15, 2012

Wednesday, October 15th, 1862


To day we left our camp at Marsh's & drove 26 miles and camped for the night at the crossroads, having passed through the town of Livingston. No incidents by the road side to record. Expenses 75 cts. weather clear & rather cool.



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BeNotForgot said...

GALVESTON WEEKLY NEWS
October 15, 1862, p. 1, c. 1

There has been no surrender of Galveston made to the enemy, but the place has been entirely abandoned by both the military and civil authorities, and the enemy took possession of the place much in the same way Lafitte did some 45 years ago. We learn that there were some dozen disloyal renegades to welcome the Yankees.

BeNotForgot said...

GALVESTON WEEKLY NEWS
October 15, 1862, p. 1, c. 1

Mr. T. M. Bagby authorizes us to inform the citizens of Galveston that his warehouse is open for the storage of household furniture, etc., free of charge. This prompt and liberal offer will doubtless be fully appreciated by the unfortunate inhabitants of Galveston, who are now driven from their homes and deprived of nearly all their earthly possessions. Even the wealthiest among them have now generally but little left, after their heavy expenditures and losses for the last 1? months, during which time they have been in a constant state of uncertainty and in daily apprehension of an attack from the enemy. Their worst fears have now been realized; and they are compelled to seek new homes after their means have been well night exhausted.