Friday, February 1, 2013

1863 January 25 Staunton, Va.

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

Sunday night, January 25, 1863.
The snow which fell last Tuesday evening and night [12 inches deep — the heaviest we have had since January 1857] has been melting rapidly to-day — Temperature of the weather very mild. No heart for writing anything — Was very sick Wednesday night.

[transcript by the Valley of the Shadow project]

MSS 38-258

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