Saturday, April 26, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - February 2, 1862

Old Mansion, Caroline County
Sunday, February 2nd [1862]

Aunt Mary, Nannie Belle and I came down here last Wednesday to see cousin Sally &c.

We heard yesterday that cousin Dabney, Col Maury, has been ordered away from Aquia Creek and sent to join Van Dorn in Arkansas. It goes hard with aunt Eliza for him to be ordered away before she knew any thing about it or could tell him good bye.
Burnside reports eighteen of his fleet wrecked and more missing. He is landing at Hatteras and awaits reinforcements. We do not know what place they intend to move against.

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