[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date]
Went to Charles Town today in company with Cousin Mary Nelson and Kate Conrad. Found very few goods. Saw hundreds of poor broken down soldiers and the artillery which was captured from the enemy. Heard that Burnside with three thousand men had been taken prisoner. The Saratoga girls left us today much to my regret.
Added at a later date: The Battle of Sharpsburg was fought today. It was a decided victory for our side.