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1859-1864
Inclusive dates
1859-1864
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diary, 1859-1864, of Sally Lyons Taliaferro (1828-1899) of Gloucester County, Virginia, detailing her life at "Dunham Massie," her home in Gloucester County, including family and social life, gardening, housekeeping, and the weather. The diary contains accounts kept by Taliaferro and the family, including clothing for slaves. It provides a detailed account of how the Civil War affected Gloucester County, primarily occupation by the Union army and slaves leaving their masters for the Union lines. Taliaferro also records several war time trips to her father's home, "Laburnum," in Richmond, Virginia. Diary also includes two anecdotes concerning Taliaferro's silver and her confrontation with a Union raiding party
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Biographical or historical data
Sally Lyons Taliaferro was born 4 January 1828 in Richmond, Virginia, to James Lyons (1801-1882) and Henningham Watkins Lyons (1799-1851). Her father served as a judge and as a member of the Confederate Congress. She married William Booth Taliaferro (1822-1898) of Gloucester County, Virginia, 17 February 1853, and lived at "Dunham Massie." They had eight children. William Booth Taliaferro served as a major in the army during the Mexican War, and as a member for Gloucester County of the House of Delegates from 1850 to 1853 and from 1874 to 1879. Commander of the Virginia Militia, became a brigadier general during the Civil War. He also was a judge in Gloucester County. Sally Lyons Taliaferro died in Gloucester County 18 October 1899 and was buried beside her husband in the Ware Church yard.
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Vi
Form designation
Diary
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
177
Immediate source of acquisition
Freeman, Douglas Southall, estate of
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000503392
Reproduction note
Typescript.
Type of unit
leaves.

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