Wednesday, February 6, 2013

1863 February 2 Staunton, Va.

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

Monday night, Feb. 2, 1863.
The blockaders have appeared again off the port of Charleston. Reported that many Yankee deserters are coming into our lines down the Valley.

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258

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