Saturday, February 9, 2013

1863 February 7 Staunton, Va.

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

Saturday night, Feb. 7, 1863.
Had an appraisement of the Sowers estate this morning. — A number of deserters from the Yankee army opposite Fredericksburg have arrived here within a few days past. They are said to be coming in down the Valley in large numbers. They need clothing +c, and no body knows what to do with them.

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258

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