June 1, 1863

F[air]fax Station is only a place to land supplies.  The Court House is a small place, but the field is full of camps.  The soldiers were all eager for reading. … The old c[ourt] house is nothing but a shell, a miserable dirty store room.  The church is all stript inside & has been [used] for a stable. … Just out in the woods was where Gen. Kearney was killed.  Heard heavy firing.  Said to be fighting at Snicker’s Gap.

Diary of Jonathan Edwards Adams [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]

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