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"Journals of Amanda Virginia Edmonds, Lass of the Mosby Confederacy *1857-1867" by Nancy Chappelear Baird.

*It is 1859 on the cover, which is a misprint.

She and her husband were dear friends of our family. I have the book she gave us, and I also have a wonderful story about her husband, who had a brilliant mind, but was very forgetful.
(He also had a well stocked basement full of bourbon.)

One day he and his wife went into *Marshall, from where they lived in Delaplane, to shop and he dropped off Mrs. Baird at some place while he went elsewhere. Later on, he returned home and when dinner was served, the cook came into the dining room and stated "Mr. Baird, where is Mrs. Baird?" Mr. Baird looked startled, and replied "Goddamn it, I knew I forgot something!"

*Where I grew up, and where Mosby disbanded. Named for the Chief Justice whose house is outside of town. It was called Salem during the War.
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