Monday, November 19, 2012

1862 November 19 Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler]

Wednesday, November 19, 1862

Got my work quite early & was able to
do more than usual but I have not
enjoyed the day--was cold in prayer &
had wandering thoughts whilst reading.

Wrote a long letter to my dear husband

Mr Thompson was here & seemed to have
some hopes of the wars ending=He & Pa
both agree that the best thing that
could happen would be a reconstruction
of the union. Can it be possible:
I am sure I know not but it seems
not to me. I dont see how we could ever
live in peace & love one another=though I
am sure we can never be a great nation
separated.  Oh, that God may bring order
out of confusion & bring our once peaceful
& happy country out of this cruel war=
I long for peace. But it is all dark.

Major Coles & his brother Lieut Coles called--

Pa received a charming letter for Aunt Bertie B.

[as transcribed in 1972 by her granddaughter Anne Madison Wright Baylor]

MSS 15460

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