Thursday, March 27, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - October 23, 1861

Wednesday 23d October [1861]

Good news! Good news! Mr. Slaughter called by here yesterday with a telegram he had just received stating that we had had a battle near Leesburg. The enemy were driven into and across the river. They had twelve regiments against five of ours. This battle occurred on the 21st.

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