Martha Baldwin diary,page 92 Creator
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913 Institution
Baldwin Public Library Subject
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913 Subject
Women Michigan Birmingham Biography Subject
Birmingham (Mich.) History Item Number
Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863 Type
text, image Format
Some sections of the original diary are illegible, and these are noted in the transcription. A bracketed question mark [?] represents one illegible word. Places where whole sentences (or considerable portions thereof) were found to be illegible are noted with a bracketed ellipsis [â€¦]. Whole paragraphs found to be illegible have been noted in the following manner: [P] The fossil remains of the reading circle met here to night.
20th Mary and mother went to Uncle Franks.
I stayed at home. Are talking of going to the farm, next Wednesday night for a [?] and dance.
23ond [sic] Tuesday. Last night came the news of one of the most bloody battles our country ever witnessed. 5000 of the northern men killed and the army totally routed. Sadness and sorrow are with us, for north and south are our countrymen slaughtered.
O heaven pity us, guide us.
24 Father came for me and I found our party had fizzled out entirely. Went riding with George.
26 Lizzie over and read a few moments. Called it a reading circle and let it pass.