Sunday, September 30, 2012

1862 September 30 "Eudora," near Leesburg, Va.

[from the diary of Lt. John Tyler of Letcher's Artillery]

(Sept 30th) Head aches very much this
morning, and my side has pained me
since last evening.  Mr. Braden drove
his cattle over to Hamilton for the Con-
federate use.  Sent James over to Waterford
after my pants.  He returned with them
and brought some Grapes Mr Miller sent
me, which were very fine.  Find pants
are rather too small for me.  Mr Braden
returned this evening & says our troops are
all through this country buying up stock to
take to the army.  Robertsons Brigade of Cav-
-alry are in Leesburg.  The ladies & children,
all but Miss Lizzie rode over to visit a neigh-
-boring relation.  While they were gone a
slight rain came up ( & then down).  Miss
Lizzie took charge of Mrs Bradens preserving
while the latter was gone.  They all got back

safely, being wet slightly by the rain.
Mrs Peyton & Miss Lizzie passed the eve-
-ning with me.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6150

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