By Elaine Grublin
The following excerpt is from the diary of Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch.
Sunday, Jan. 1st
In public affairs, the success at Savannah is rendered more decided by the acquiescence of the people; and our northern people are doing what is right by contributions for the suffering population there. There is, on the other hand, to be recorded, the failure at Wilmington.
Sunday Jan. 15th, 1865
The only marked public news is the superseding of Gen. Butler. What is earthly greatness or popularity!
Jan. 23d 1865
My P.M. sermon had reference to the recent death (Sunday morning previous) of the illustrious Edward Everett.