Thursday, January 24, 2013

1863 January 14 [Clarke County, Va.?]

[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison]

Wednesday, January 14th -- A dark, dismal day, slight rain in the morning.  Went
to prayer meeting at Linden.  A great naval victory at Galveston, Texas.  We took
a fleet of thirty vessels, one of them the San Jacinto was sunk and the Captain,
Mayhew Wainwright killed.  I have a dreadful headache tonight.

MSS 9759

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