Sunday, February 24, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - September 1, 1861

St. George's Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Sunday September 1st 1861

Took Nannie Belle to church for the first time. She behaved very well. Dr. Sparrow preached.

Fort Hatteras N.C. and eight hundred of our men have been taken by General Butter with four thousand troops and twenty guns. Do not know how many ships he had. The expedition started from Fortress Monroe about a week ago.

Our forces fought until their ammunition gave out. Capt Baron was taken prisoner with them.

What a fuss and parade the Yankees will make over this, as they did over Col’ Pegram’s surrender to six or eight times his number in Western Virginia.

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