Sounds of War – 1862

On this day in 1862, the sounds of war could be heard in the capital city of the Confederate States of America, Richmond Virginia.

“There are skirmishes every day, and we can hear both the artillery and musketry from the hills on the outskirts of the city, whither some of us repair every afternoon.” says War Department clerk John Beauchamp Jones in his diary, later published as A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary.

Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; March 2011

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