Tuesday, September 11, 2012
1862 September 12 "Eudora," near Leesburg, Va.
[from the diary of Lt. John Tyler of Letcher's Artillery]
(Sept 12th) My head aches this
morning very much, cannot bear the light.
Commenced reading. “Barbarossa’s Lost Princi-
-ple,” loaned me by Mrs Peyton. The family
went this morning to spend the day with
Mr Pussey Mr Bradens father–in-law. Miss
Lizzie stayed home with me, we passed the
morning conversing on Europe ( where Miss Lizzie
has been) and examining some interesting
specimens she gathered while there, & look-
-ing at some stereoscopic views she got in
Rome, all which I was very much in-
terested in. It has rained today. The family
returned this evening, except the two children.
Firing has continued to day towards Harpers
Ferry. We heard that the soldiers were anxious
to surrender but officers would not agree.
Feel rather better this evening. The family all
spent the evening in my room.
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]