Friday, November 16, 2012

1862 November 17 Lynchburg, Va.



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

Monday 17 nothing of any particular inte
rest. Mary continues very unwell  Wea
ther very fine--Late at night
after we had all gone to bed 10.30
Richd Davis & his wife came--The
cars were detained three hours
beyond their time--We did the
best we could--It was long before the
baggage came and late before we
got quiet again.

MSS 4763

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