[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.]
Monday, July 28, 1862.
The prisoners +c captured at Luray arrived last evening.
Jackson has been collecting his forces in the neigh-
borhood of Gordonsville — said to have about 15,000,
but receiving reinforcements. His ranks very much
reduced by sickness, absence without leave +c +c. The
enemy, in much larger force, are in Culpeper, Greene,
Orange +c. Charlottesville is supposed to be threatened. —
Last night there was a report that a party of the
enemy was at Port Republic — not true. No other
news. The prospect of peace is as remote as ever. —
No signs of European intervention.
[transcript by the Valley of Virginia project]