Wednesday, January 16, 2013

1862 December 30 Staunton, Va.

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

Tuesday night, Dec. 30, 1862.
We have no news of special interest from our armies in this State. It is supposed that the Yankees will make another effort to take Richmond, probably from the South side of James River. — The negroes from this county, drafted to work on the fortifications

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow Project

MSS 38-258 

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