Thursday, February 7, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - August 9, 1861

Friday 9th [August 1861]

Papa came up last night and brought Belle and Puss Maury and their cousin Betty Greenhow.

Rebecca has left us at last so we have to do the house work as well as the entertaining.

General Beauregard wrote to Richmond the other day to say that the fruits of our great victory were lost for the want of transportation and provisions. He could not follow up the enemy. Oh! for a more efficient Cabinet. One regiment at Manassas was without food for twenty four hours.

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