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I would have to give them daily & constant attention, & this I could not do unless I moved there with my family & abandoned my farm. However willing I would be to make any sacrifice of private interests to public duty if my services were necessary, I do not think there is any necessity in this case, as the work may be done as well, & perhaps better done, by those who would be glad to accept the post
5.PM We are still without definite results of the great battle before Richmond - There seems to be no doubt of the complete rout of McClellans grand army - but whether any large portion has escaped or not is yet unknown. Frank Ravenel was killed whilst leading a regiment in the thickest of the night on Tuesday night July 1st.
I sent this afternoon boxes of Peaches to Huger Dawson & Mrs Wm Snowden This afternoon Wm Wilson & his wife & daughter called to see us - also Miss Deas & Miss Holmes.

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1862: Page 124

  • Date

    1862-07-07

  • 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

  • Description

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • People

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Location

    Aiken County (S.C.)

  • Scientific Plant Names

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Common Plant Names

    Peach

  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library