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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 10, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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and dyed first. She even knitted covering for the buttons. It required very close inspection by young eyes to see that they were knitted, and the dainty, soigne old gentleman looked his best in them. Mrs. Robert E. Lee and her daughters, all honor to them, furnished one hundred and ninety-six socks and gloves to Posey's Brigade, and this when Mrs. Lee was confined to her chair, a hopeless victim of rheumatism, and her daughters' time was consumed by nursing in the hospitals. Mrs. Mary Arnold, wife of W. T. Arnold, of Coweta, Ga., made in the year 1863 one thousand and twenty-eight yards of cloth, besides knitting gratis socks and gloves for the soldiers. The ladies made themselves natty little gloves embroidered beautifully. Mrs. Pemberton sent me an admirable pattern, which with increase or decrease served our whole family. They covered their worn-out shoes with pieces of silk and satin, drawn from old boxes long unused; old scraps of silk were cut in strips, picked
The Daily Dispatch: November 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], From Northern Virginia--a raid of the enemy at Fredericksburg. (search)
Fire. --The alarm of fire given at 2" o'clock yesterday was caused by the burning partially, if not wholly, of three wooden tenements on 1st, near St. Peter's street, owned by Mr. Wm Wade, and occupied respectively by Wm. Ferguson, of the City Watch; S. P. Clopton, of New Kent, and John O'Brien. The fire originated in the tenement used by the last named as a grocery. He saved the greater portion of his stock. The occupants of the two other tenements also succeeded in rescuing their furniture. An adjoining house, occupied by Mrs. Mary Arnold, was also slightly damaged.