Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Post image for Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft.

Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft.

January 29, 2012

Diary of US patent clerk Horatio Nelson Taft.

Wednesday Jan’y 29th 1862

Rained half the day and the streets in a bad condition again. Nothing new today. This evening Mrs A B Williams, Mrs VanMaster and David Griffith came up and took tea with us and spent the evening, leaving about 10 o’clock. Chas & Sally were also here. We all had a very pleasant time of it. “Bud” has rather a bad cough, has not been out today. “Holly,” after geting his lessons, went up to the “White House” with the Lincoln boys who were after ours.

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