Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1863 January 9 [Clarke County, Va.]

[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date]

Friday January 9th - Bright and cold.  Spent the day at the Moorings.  Cousin
William returned last night.  Was released at Martinsburg.  John returned from
Albemarle today bringing letters and papers.  All accounts concur in declaring
grand victories at Murfreesboro, Bragg and Rosencrans.  Vandorn has driven them
back at Holly Springs, and Vicksburg, gallant little city, has again driven back
the gunboats.

MSS 9759

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