Saturday, 7 January, 1865

A changeable, cold, windy, snowy, rainy, disagreeable day. Notwithstanding, Bake, Pigeo, Bill and Mr. Goulden attended a bridal dinner party given by Dr. Lewis to Miss Hattie Lewis and Capt. Anderson.1 Hardie’s arm was too painful for him to go, dear child. I feel as if I want every moment of his company while he is at home. – – Frank has been quite sick for several days. Have given him several doses medicine. He is somewhat better. – – Hardie and I sat up till we thought the children ought to return, as it was Saturday night. I retired with some little chagrin not knowing what detained them.2

  1. I am still no closer in identifying Hattie Lewis, and now, Capt. Anderson. See Comments Below.  (back)
  2. This journal entry covered two days, Saturday and Sunday. As there was no separate entry for Sunday I made one.  (back)

2 comments on “Saturday, 7 January, 1865

  1. Barbara Sethmann says:

    Could this be Hannah Shore Lewis, daughter of Warner and Maria Shore Lewis of Lewis Level? She married Capt. Robert Meriwether Anderson of the 2nd Richmond Howitzers in December of 1864.

  2. Bibb says:

    That would make Hannah (Miss Hattie) Dr. John L. Lewis’ half-sister. I will double check Caroline’s spelling of Miss Lewis’ first name the next time I look at the manuscript. Thanks so much for making the connection for us. UPDATE: Caroline clearly wrote “Hattie” in both entries. So we can feel comfortable that Hattie was Miss Hannah’s nickname.

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