Saturday, November 3, 2012

1862 November 4 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, civilian employee of the Quarter Master Dept.]

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1862.

Reports that the Yankees are coming into Highland co. in considerable force. Our army has had to fall back from Charleston, Kanawha. This is election day in nine of the United States. Still much talk about foreign intervention — no certain intelligence — If it be true that the Federalists are advancing through Highland, our army must fall back from Winchester. Probably they (the Yankees) desire this result.

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow Project]

MSS 38-258

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