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June 1, 1862: Mountain House

June 1, 2012

All night long the wind howled, the tent shook and rattled, nor has it ceased today, although tonight it is less….

[W]e heard that all the ferries across the San Joaquin were still impassable, up to Firebaugh, eighty miles up the river, and that to get to Stockton was practically impossible. Two men had recently arrived from there on horseback, but had to ride in the water four miles, often swimming their animals.

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