Friday, August 31, 2012

1862 September 1 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.]

Monday, September 1, 1862.
Many rumors for several days past, but no reliable in-
telligence. A report last night that a battle occurred on
Friday at Manassas, in which the enemy were defeated
with a loss of 2000 prisoners. Also that Jackson was at
Leesburg, and Stuart (cavalry) at Alexandria! These ru-
mors need confirmation.
[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258

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