Sunday, 24 July, 1864

A very pleasant day, almost too cool for summer clothes. Pigeo remained at home, the rest of us (excepting Zac, who received orders by Catsby Lewis this morning, who breakfasted here, to take some document somewhere, I don’t know where exactly).1 Attended Zion. I carried the Emblems, feeling so entirely the cold indifference shown ever since the Yankees treated us so badly.2 – – Hardin officiated, Bill dined at Ju’s, the rest of us returned to dinner and attended the funeral of old Mr. Lipscomb at his late residence.3 Sermon by Sand, a very appropriate one.4 – – Had a beautiful rain. The first one we have had to benefit for some considerable length of time.

  1. This is Catsby (Catesby) Latane Lewis, about 18, of the Essex County Cavalry Reserves. He was the half-brother of Dr. John Latane Lewis of Auburn. Thanks to Anne Jackson for research assistance.  (back)
  2. At Zion the bread and wine used for communion was called the Emblems. In Christadelphian church services the term is still used.  (back)
  3. King William County did not keep death records for the war years. With the number of Lipscombs in the county we are going to need help on this one. Suggestions anyone?  (back)
  4. Johann A. Sand (John A.) was born in 1812 on the border of France and Germany. He arrived in Baltimore in 1832 and soon became associated with the historically German-American Otterbein Church. Called to preach the gospel he traveled to communities in Pennsylvania and Ohio as a minister of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Evidently – as I can find no other likely minister – after returning to Baltimore, and while serving as pastor of the Otterbein Church (1860-1867), he traveled to Virginia and King William County. Sand’s church had long ties with Methodism and is today part of the United Methodist Church. Sand will next month again preach a funeral in King William.   (back)