Monday, November 19, 2012

1862 November 19 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, former newspaper editor and civilian employee of the Quartermaster dept.]

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1862.
Sister and her family got off this morning, Sherrer accompanying them to Lynchburg. Last night Ann E. Wilson (Va's second cousin) came to our house with A. S. Gray. Both of them took supper there, and she is staying with us till she finds company to Prince Edward. Mrs. McClung +c will be back next week. No war news. Rumored that Jackson is going into winter quarters at Winchester. The hope of European intervention in any short time, is pretty well extinguished.

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258

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