The Resource Item located in oversize box 57

Item located in oversize box 57

Label
1862
Inclusive dates
1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diary, 1862, of Mary Cary Ambler Stribling (1835-1868) of Fauquier County, Virginia, recounting the experiences of herself and her family during the Civil War. Stribling comments extensively on relations with local blacks, slave and free; her impressions of Yankees, particularly those foraging in northern Virginia; her despair at the lack of reliable news from either side; and her confidence in the Confederate armies. She describes the news and rumors that they receive concerning the war, including the Peninsular campaign, Jackson's Valley campaign, the battle of Shiloh, the fall of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the battle of Malvern Hill. Includes a typescript copy of the diary
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Biographical or historical data
Mary Cary Ambler was born either 8 or 9 September 1835 at Morven in Fauquier County, Virginia, to Thomas Ambler (1791-1875) and Lucy Johnston Ambler (1800-1888). She married Robert Mackey Stribling (1833-1914) 19 August 1857, and they had four children. Robert Stribling was an officer in the 38th Virginia Artillery during the Civil War. Mary Cary Ambler Stribling died either 3 or 9 February 1868 at Mountain View in Fauquier County, and was buried at Leeds Episcopal Church Cemetery in Fauquier County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Diary
Label
Item located in oversize box 57
Note
Item located in oversize box 57
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  • The Library of Virginia
Immediate source of acquisition
Stribling, William C., Jr.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001517333
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).

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