Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - August 17, 1861

Saturday 17th [August 1861]

Upwards of two thousand soldiers passed through here yesterday on their way to Brooks Station. Three thousand went the day before and more are coming to day. What can it all mean? General Holmes has more than twelve thousand men in his command now.

General Lyons and Ben McCullack have had a battle in Missouri. Our arms were victorious. Our arms were victorious. Gen’ Lyons was killed.

Charles J. Faulkner – Ex Minister to Paris – has been arrested in Washington.

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