Thursday, February 7, 2013

1863 February 3 [Clarke County,Va.?]

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

Tuesday, February 3rd - A bright day but intensely cold. Cousin John and Maria here
in the morning.  In the evening Cousin William Whiting sent over a letter from Fez.
He started for Galveston on the 27th to take position as surgeon on board the Harriet
Jane.  I am afraid she will be blown up before he gets there.  It is the same boat
on which Mr. Wainwright met his death.  Mr. Burton wrote a battle was reported at
Fredericksburg on  the 27th but we can hear nothing of it.

MSS 9759

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