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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1863

Sunday 19th

19 July 1863

Tuesday 21st

21 July 1863
20 July 1863
Monday 20th

In due course of time came the bag and the newspapers, with the detail of the severe conflicts at Gettysburg. Perhaps the most curious phenomenon is to be seen in the London newspapers which betray the profound disappointment and mortification of the aristocracy at the result. They persist in disbelieving the fact of the fall of Vicksburg, and especially that it should have happened on the fourth of July. I had many persons to see me and to exchange congratulations. Nothing from Charles to designate how far he is mixed up in the northern campaign. The accounts of the losses among the regiments from Massachusetts are fearful. Went with the ladies to the exhibition of pictures at the British Institution. The thing most worth seeing in London. I then took a walk, stopping at the Palace Hotel to see Mr Field. Quiet evening at home. The season is now pretty much at an end.416

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Charles Francis Adams, Sr., [date of entry], diary, in Charles Francis Adams, Sr.: The Civil War Diaries (Unverified Transcriptions). Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015. http://www.masshist.org/publications/cfa-civil-war/view?id=DCA63d201