April, TUESDAY, 12, 1864.
on the organ meeting at Mrs Chases Sunrise was there and spoke beautiful we had a very good meeting Mrs brown is still very ill
an other rainy day i have bin busy as usal Nell did not get up the soldiers were to Proder to day but was posponed on account of the rain
quite an [...] to day i went down to mr livelys as usal the Soldier Parade to day i saw them at center and Wattem Nell Lizzie and i went down to eigth and lombard and saw
The parade of the United States United States Colored Troops (USCT) stationed at Camp William Penn, including five companies of the 25th regiment, 32nd regiment, and six companies of the 43rd regiment was scheduled to take place on April 13th but was postponed due to inclement weather. The parade was held the following day, when soldiers marched, “accompanied by a full drum corps and carried the colors,” through Philadelphia. Many spectators watched the parade. After the parade, the troops were entertained at the refreshment saloons. “Parade of Colored Troops,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 15, 1864.