Sunday, January 27, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - July 21, 1861

Sunday 21st [July 1861]

Our victory has is even more decided than we at first thought it to be. We have only sixty one killed and badly wounded. The enemy lost over one thousand. They sent a flag of truce to ask permission to bury their dead.

Twelve thousand of Gen' Johnson's command from Winchester under Gen' Jackson have effected a junction with Beauregard and are on their way to Alexandria. God speed them.

Papa came up last night. He and Will and Nannie Belle have gone down to Farley Vale in a carriage to see Mama. No one here but cousin John and myself.

Distant firing has been heard all day.

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