Sunday, January 28, 2007
This is the house that Betty Herndon Maury lived in at Fredericksburg when writing her diary during the Civil War.
Monday night May 5th 
Well the Yankees have been here to search for arms. Three came and sent up word that they wanted to see Mrs. Maury. I went down. The head one said “We have been informed that arms are concealed here and want to get them.” I said “There are several swords here. Come and take them. They have been put in the parlour to prevent the house from being searched.” I gave them to him five old swords -- and then asked him if he intended to go upstairs. He said “No -- your word is sufficient that these are all.”