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have had their effect upon him.
We all remembered him today with our best wishes.
5.PM. News from Corinth of the 21st - that heavy skirmishing had taken place the day before - & that the great conflict was then impending.
There is a report that the enemy have landed troops at Georgetown in our state
The Yankee gun boats have entered the Stone river, shelling as they advanced & captured a party of 7 or 8 of our pickets
The Gov. & Council have passed a resolution that Charleston should be defended to the last extremity
Received a letter from Rene dated yesterday in Charleston. He writes to inform me that William has come to town from Camp with one of his eyes very much inflamed & protruding, & totally blind. He carried him yesterday evening to consult Dr Geddings. Rene fears he will never recover the sight in that eye.

S. 24. This being the day of meeting of Ladies Re1ief Assn we all went in. Whilst in Aiken we heard of the death of Mrs E1liott wife of Revd Mr E11iott, & remained to the

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1862: Page 77

  • Date

    1862-05-23

    1862-05-24

  • Subject

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    Ravenel family

    Fungi of Carolina

    Illustrated by Natural Specimens of the Species

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    Berkeley County (S.C.)--History--19th century

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    United States--Description and travel

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library