Thursday, May 8, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - March 30, 1862

[Sunday] March 30th [1862]

Our Dick wrote a noble letter to Gen’ Early telling him that he would accept his offer in consideration of the perilous condition of the times and the mortification it would occasion him to be deprived of his command during a battle. But that under any other circumstances he should insist on the court martial, and also that the justice of Gen’ Early’s conduct to him should be inquired into.

Gen’ Early refused now to let it drop and says that Dick shall be court martialed.

Dick will prefer charges against him.

Fanny Minor is here. She has been teaching in Essex and is on her way home.

Have a Mr. Pendleton staying with us a sick soldier.

Dick is near Orange C.H,. and only thirty miles from here.

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