Sunday, January 27, 2013

1863 January 19 Staunton, Va.

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

Monday night, January 19, 1863.
Prospect of another battle at Fredericksburg. We expect Mr. Stuart to-morrow. He leaves the children in Christiansburg. Sister intended to start back to morrow. Va going with her till a dispatch came from Mr. S., stating that he was coming. Her distress at times wrings my heart with anguish. Peace propositions have been introduced in New Jersey Legislature. The Democratic members of Illinois Legislature have adopted resolutions of the same purports.

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258

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