Monday, June 12, 1865
quite warm busy all day as usal in the evening i went down to school mr lively did not come after school Nell and i went out to the meeting at mrs adams
Tuesday, June 13, 1865
we had quite an exciting meeting [...] very Pleasently nothing of inters to day Jay was up and stayed a long time meeting at EJs very good attendance not either of the blacks it [...]
Wednesday, June 14, 1865
to Alexandria yesterday went to committee this morning i went out with Sarah and mrs adams to Purchace things for the soldiers we met with
Though official hostilities were over, Union troops remained in the southern states for months after the surrender of the major armies. Contingents of Confederate troops had yet to surrender, and the Union Army continued to occupy the South to support new state governments loyal to the Union. Last to muster in, U.S. Colored Troops remained in service after the official surrender, serving as an army of occupation. Emilie and the other members of the Ladies’ Union Association continued to support the USCT as well as the freedmen.