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August 29-31, 1865

Tuesday, August 29, 1865.

Cloudy all morning the grand picnic came off to day i did not attend we received the sad news of the Death of Petrson this evening Meeting at riders very happy meeting not a great many there

Wednesday 30

quite warm busy as usal Jake stoped in here a minute this morning home all day vincent was up quite late he seems quite affected about Petersons Death

Thursday 31

very warm all day redding was hear this morning he looks well i stoped at lizzes in the evening i spent the best part at

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Corporal Theolpilus T. Peterson, Company H, 24th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, died in Berkville, Virginia on August 27, 1865 after a month-long illness.  His obituary in the September 23, 1865 edition of The Christian Recorder  described Peterson as being 28 years old, making him a contemporary of Emilie, Alfred, and EJ.

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