Monday, November 5, 2012

1862 October 6 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army]

Thursday 6  Contrary to expectation,  the
rain ceased during the night, &
the morning proved cold--Thanks
giving day--church opened but
I was not able to attend - Mary
did and then went to the D[?]'s
where we dined.--This is my dear
Lucy Landons birthday.  Had
she lived she would 31 years old
Young Barnaby came to spend the
evening with Lanty--Dropped in
about 4 at the annual meeting
of the O. & A. Rail Road. Fine
looking body of men.  Much debate
upon [tunnel?] points and the
scene altogether quite Virginian
and characteristic.

MSS 4763

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