Monday, November 19, 2012

1862 November 20 Staunton, Va.

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

Thursday, Nov. 20, 1862.
Yankees in Highland — Millroy and Kelly — committing great depredations in Crab Bottom. Some Yankee prisoners officers walking about the streets — one strapping fellow in Zuave uniform (red pants +c) is particularly prominent. I presume they are mechanics, and prefer to remain and labor here to being exchanged. Our citizens, however, feel suspicious of them. 

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258          

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