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Sept. 1861 Home

4.P.M. I rode down to the Depot with William & Ellen, & saw them start on their journey westward 
Called at Mr Heywards on our way home. Henry looks thin & fair but not as badly as I expected to see him. 
News unimportant. Nothing from the seat of war. 
Since the capture of Fort Hatteras our people seem more than ever alive to the importance of a thorough state of organization & efficiency. Volunteers are forming every where, mounted & foot, militia, active & alarm men, are being drilled, & every thing shows an earnest purpose to be ready for the enemy

F. 6 I rode into Aiken this morning with Mary & Carrie & the baby. We called at Mr Finley's. Mary & the children are spending the day with her mother. Nothing definite in the papers, but we have rumors from Passengers by the cars of an advance by our troops

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1861:Page 130

  • Date

    1861-09-05

    1861-09-06

  • 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