Friday, January 11, 2013

1862 December 26 Staunton, Va.

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

Friday night, Dec. 26, 1862.
At a sale near town to-day, corn went off at $3.60 a bushel, oats $2.05, bran $1.05, shorts $2.00 other things in the same proportion. A report to-day that the enemy lately at Strasburg, numbered only 800. The last Northern accounts state that Lincoln will not accept Seward's resignation.

[transcription by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258

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