Tuesday, June 30, 1863.
harrisburg the greates excitement Prevails I am all most sick worrin about father the city is considered in danger meeting at mrs o neils [...] feeling mr guy lead there seems to be a better spirit among
Wednesday, July 1
our peopel the excitement is not quite so great to day Johns started for reading to day vincent is perfectly wild with excitement The boyes have all volenteerd Nellie
cam up and spent quite a pleasent evening I went down hom found things quite agreeable in the afternoon i went to see mrs burn spent the evening with Doll
Although Philadelphians believed that Lee’s army was destined to strike at their city, Harrisburg, more than Philadelphia, was at risk during the Army of Northern Virginia’s month long invasion of the state. Calderhead, “Philadelphia in Crisis,” 142-155.