1862 September 1 “Clifton,” Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler]

Monday, September 1, 1862

[Still?] from the papers we gather that
the victory was with us but I wish we could hear directly–

Mr. Lackland is in fine spirits &
thinks the Yankees have been dreadfully
beatenĀ  from their own accounts though
they cannot make up their minds
to acknowledge the fact
I am looking for you yet but I will
but I will make up my mind to day not to look
any longer for truly “hope in fact makes
the heart sick.”

[as transcribed in 1972 by her granddaughter Anne Madison Wright Baylor]

MSS 15406

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