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September 24-26, 1864

September, SATURDAY, 24, 1864.

busy as usal i will not get off to day quite excitement this afternoon mr green was molested and defended himself from shooting one of his assailants he was arreseted nell and I had a talk with Sue


quite cool this morning but Pleasent i went to church heard very good sermon stoped at aunt Janes vincent was with us church in the  afternoon in the evening we were Disapponted vincent did


not come and foster went to church vincent come late busy washing to I went out in the afternoon stoped at mr livelys and mrs […] vincent was down to tell me Caroline was dead he

Annotation 1

The Recorder reported that when Alfred Green, Sergeant Major in the 127th USCT, was assaulted by ruffians, he fended off the men first by pistol-whipping them. When the men did not desist, Green shot one of them in the leg. The paper was even more indignant that Green was arrested alongside his assailants, but the officer was released the next day. “The majority of the people with whom we have conversed upon the subject,” the paper reported of the bullet Green shot into one of his assailant’s legs, “regret that the ball did not hit a vital part.” Alfred M. Green served with the 127th until his discharge in February 1865. “Assault on Sergeant-Major Green,” The Christian Recorder, October 1, 1864. Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1125.

Annotation 2

Caroline Miller died of tuberculosis.

According to her death certificate, Caroline Miller died of tuberculosis on September 26, 1864. “Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 08 May 2013), Caroline Miller, 1864.


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