[from the diary of Joseph A. Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept., and a former owner and editor of the Staunton Spectator]
Saturday night, April 12, 1862.
Legh was with us at dinner to-day, and as he was
about to return down town, I saw him, from the yard,
in the porch with some one. He called to me that a
young soldier was applying for quarters. I was
getting some shrubbery to set out at my office, but
came in, and was surprised to find Addy Stuart.
He had arrived with a large party of recruits and
re-enlisted soldiers from Montgomery and neigh
boring counties. His parents agreed to let him come
this far, hoping to cool his ardent desire to join
the army. He is sixteen years old, and of delicate
constitution. No news to- day — no mail nor dis-
patch from Richmond. Twelve Yankee prison
ers were brought up from Jackson's army this
afternoon, and placed in the room over the Coun
ty Court Clerk's Office. A drunken soldier
threw a brick at them, which missed, and was
put in jail for his pains. Our young man
Sherrer left this morning to join his company.
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