Thursday, November 15, 2012

1862 November 16 Lynchburg, Va.



[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army]

Sunday 16.  cloudy morning and
cool--a slight drizzle just as
church commence, which did not
however prevent the assembling of
a large congregation--Good serious
sermon by Rev. Mr. Hanson, who prea-
ched at qr past 3-an admirable
discourse to a very thin congregation
rain having commenced--Spent the
whole day quietly--not a visitor
of my [?] read little
or none

MSS 4763

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