Diary of Orrin Brown, Niles, Michigan. First Part of his Journal.
Commencing, Oct. 7th A.D. 1864
Cloudy and cold with a high N.W. wind, made a box to put some provisions in for the boys that were drafted, started to St. Jo at 11 AM arrived home at 5 PM. Norman and I started for Niles about 7:30PM, arrived at Niles at 11:30PM took the train at 2AM.
Did you know? Niles, Michigan, was a station on the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad to Canada?