The Jervis McEntee Diaries - March 30, 1885

Diary Entry:

Monday, Mar 30, 1885 Bright, sunshiny morning, but I awoke with a bad feeling in my head. After breakfast drove to Kingston taking Girard and Charlie along, to see Dr. Loughran about Michail O' Donnell who wrote me to help him get a pension as a soldier of the 20th Regiment wounded at Antietam. The Dr. could not remember him or find any record of him. He had a list of the killed at Antietam but not of the wounded and so I got but little information. The Norwich went over the river this morning and broke a track for the ferry boat which went over just behind her. I am amazed to see how the ice has weakened since last Tuesday. Then they were drawing loads by hand from Cold Spring to West Point. Today the ice is broken up nearly to New Hamburgh. I came down in the noon train which was nearly half an hour behind time. Sam Coykendall and his wife came down. I met them on the ferry boat. My head felt better towards evening and after dinner I was quite well. Called upon Aunt Christina up at Julias apartment, who has just returned from Montreal where she has been nearly a year. Spent the evening with Mary, Calvert and Marion having gone out. I read in Mrs. Custers "Boots and Saddles" which Stoddard lent me.

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