Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Friday Aug. 16

Lucy went up to Mr. Burgess' again today.  It is said that the rebel forces under Gen. Lee, fifteen thousand strong, are within fifteen miles of Cheat Mountain Gap which is held by our forces.  Gen. Rosecrans has his headquarters at Clarksburg.  Since Gen. M'Clellan went to Washington Rosecrans takes command of the Federal forces in western Virginia.  We fear he has not men enough to hold it against Lee.
Judge W. B. Putnam came down to see William.  He wanted to talk about the Colonel for the 36" Regiment.  J. R. Scott called and offered to sit up with William but we prefer to nurse him ourselves as long as we can.  Lucy takes care of William tonight.

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