Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Mr. Burgess here today, crazy about Masonry, very cross & excited & unbearable.  Sarah tried to talk to him about her religion -- but he went home angry.
Gen. Lander has had a brilliant success at Bloomery Gap. Va. last Friday.

Peggy's comments:
It's rare that Julia is so obviously irritated by someone.  Mary Dawes Beach chose to omit the first two sentences about Mr. Burgess when she typed the journal.

After his brilliant success, General Lander wrote an account of it and a request that he be relieved due to ill health.  He died on March 2, 1862, from wounds from previous battles.

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