Monday, January 21, 2013

Diary of Judith W. McGuire: Richmond, Virginia, Thursday, February 27, 1862

Nothing new or important in our army. We were relieved to hear that the number who surrendered at Donelson was not so great as at first reported; the true number is 7,000, which is too many for us to lose! I trust they may be kindly treated. I know that we have friends at the North, but will they dare to be friendly openly? Oh. I hope they may have mercy on our prisoners! We have had some hope of recognition by France and England, but they still look on with folded arms.

SOURCE: McGuire, Judith W., Diary of a Southern Refugee, During the War, p. 96

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