[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison]
Wednesday, January 14th -- A dark, dismal day, slight rain in the morning. Went
to prayer meeting at Linden. A great naval victory at Galveston, Texas. We took
a fleet of thirty vessels, one of them the San Jacinto was sunk and the Captain,
Mayhew Wainwright killed. I have a dreadful headache tonight.