Diary of Orrin Brown—Dec 28, 1864

Philadelphia Evening Telegraph 1864-12-28

Diary of Orrin Brown, Savannah, Georgia

Wednesday–Dec. 28th

It is a little cooler this morning, we have had several pretty hard showers today so that our camp is very muddy. I have done considerable sewing todday fixing up my tent cloth. Read 7 Chapt. in Testament today.

So what were the headlines of the nation on the 28th of December, 1864?  The Evening Telegraph reported from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Report on Kilpatrick’s cavalry in Georgia, dateline December 12.
  • Report from Gen. Sheridan’s cavalry on a raid into the Shenandoah Valley of western Virginia as part of ongoing pressure on Richmond and Petersburg, dateline December 27.
  • Report on the ill-fated attack on Ft. Fisher in Wilmington’s harbor.
  • Report on Thomas’ troops pursuit of Hood after the Battle of Nashville.
  • The Stock Market was performing”dull and unsettled”, but government bonds were holding firm, indicative of confidence in the Federal war effort.
  • A sample case of California wines was advertised, for shipment to any part of the country, for $7.



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