Monday, May 26, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - May 9, 1862

Friday May 9th [1862]

We hear to day that there has been a battle at Williamsburg. Both sides claim the victory. Gen’ Early’s Brigade was in the fight. He was wounded. My brother, my dear brother where is he? The whole of our army is falling back towards Richmond. Early’s Brigade covered the retreat.

The last accounts are that there is a more extended fight going on in New Kent County. The enemy have landed at West Point.

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