Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1862 November 7 Staunton, Va.

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

Friday, Nov. 7, 1862, (2 o'clock)
Along train of Ambulances just arrived with sick soldiers from Winchester. Bitter cold all day, and cloudy. General expectation that the war will close in a short time, either from European intervention, or a change of feeling in the North. I got a barrel of sugar from Jas. Gordon, Richmond, a few days ago, at 60c thought I had secured a bargain — The total cost $151.10, including 50c drayage. Last February I got a barrel for less than 13c per pound.

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258

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