Friday, November 16, 2012

1862 November 17 Clarke County, Va.

[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date]

Monday, November 17  Rainy day.  A report of Longstreet's repulse of Burnside
Three cavalrymen have just called to spend the night.  I expect to go to Winchester
tomorrow if it does not rain.  I am very fearful of scarlet fever but they in
Winchester do not seem to think it prevalent and Dr. H. does not seem to think it
imprudent.  So I go, though reluctant.  God protect my little ones.

MSS 9759

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