Thursday, May 17, 2012

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Saturday, August 24, 1861

I reached home this morning at daylight, having left Davenport late yesterday afternoon, riding out with a farmer to "the forks" of the Hickory Grove and the Allen's Grove roads, and from there walked the twenty-one miles home, after night, all alone.

This is a fine day. I went over to Mr. Sparks' and accompanied him to the grove out southwest of Tipton, to a camp meeting which is being conducted by the Christian church. We got there in time for the meeting.

Source: Alexander G, Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 6

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