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gunboats. If this is true, it is a complete victory on our side. We hear also that both in Virginia & in the West the generals intend, if they gain the battle to push on & enter the enemy's country. This "carrying the war into Africa" has been urged very strongly for some time but heretofore the Presdt has insisted upon acting on the defensive. It is now believed by many to be the only way to end the war; - & moreover our country is becoming exhausted in its means of subsistence for such large bodies of troops.

M. 12 Mary & Lyd & myself went in this morning to attend the funeral of Sally Legare, daughter of James Legare, who died yesterday of scarlet fever. After the funeral, Lyd & I rode round to Mrs Heywards.
5.P.M. The papers confirm the news of the 10th that Gens Bragg & Van Dorn attacked the enemy that day & drove them from the town of Farmington, back to their main army on the Tennessee river. The enemy "ran like sheep". We hear also news from the Vally of Va. Gen. Jackson (Stonewall)

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1862: Page 62

  • Date

    1862-05-11

    1862-05-12

  • Subject

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    Ravenel family

    Fungi of Carolina

    Illustrated by Natural Specimens of the Species

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    Berkeley County (S.C.)--History--19th century

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    United States--Description and travel

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library