1861 July 27 Fairfax Station [Virginia]

My darling Jennie I have recd your letters by David and learn thatNed has gone home to Fincastle. I am deeply & severelygrieved that your father is so unkind & that your so muchdisatisfied–At present I can do nothing. I … Continue reading

1861 July 27 Richmond [Virginia]

My dear Mother Through the undeservedmercy of Almighty God, I have beensustained & borne almost unharmedthrough danger as great as mortalman ever witnessed, and am nowable to inform you of my safety.You have no doubt heard more of thegreat battle … Continue reading

1861 July 26 Camp 13th Regt, Co. D

My dear Lute: Various are the complaints of human nature and especially so in these times of dangerous warfare. What passing strange results upon a mans whole physical constitution are wrought about by the mental imagina- tion of dangers & … Continue reading

1861 July 26

[from the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, 42nd Virginia Infantry, Co. E. Marched to day 10 miles. Arrived at Huntersville. Encamped on a hill side in sight of the town. Quite a bad situation for camp- ing. … Continue reading

1861 July 26 University Military School [Charlottesville] Va.

Mrs. Wm. M. BlackfordLynchburg, My Dear MotherI should havewritten before to you after the receiptof yours announcing the safety ofmy brothers in the battle of Sundaybut my time has been exceedinglyoccupied in the Hospital here, wherefor some days I have … Continue reading

1861 July 26 McLane’s Farm near Manassas [Virginia]

Dear Cousin Mattie Very unwillingly I have allowed several days after the battle to elapse without writing to you; but I have really not have had a moment that I could call my own; we have been in constant motion, … Continue reading

1861 July 26 Fairfax Station [Virginia]

My darling Jennie, I have nothing in the world[?] to say but havean opportunity to send a note to the Junction& will write merely to say I am well anddo very much want to see you & my little chapsthere … Continue reading

1861 July 25

[from the diary of Harrison B. Jones 33rd Virginia Infantry} Today several more ofour Page Friends came into camp. Mr. Chadduck JohnBaily Emmanuel Y Coffman& several others. the companyreceived quite a lot of provisions from page [Page County] to dayand … Continue reading

1861 July 25 Manassas Junction [Virginia] Head Quarters of 1st Corps Army of the Potomac

Colonel Genl. Beauregard desires thatyou cause to be sent to Camp Pickensthe portions of captured batteries atthe Stone Bridge and between that pointand Centerville, unless in charge of some otherofficer. I am Sir RespectfullyYour Obt. ServtAR ChisolmA.D.C.To Col. P. St … Continue reading

[1861 July 25 Richmond, Va.]

QUOTAS OF VOLUNTEERS AND MILITIA Required under the Governor’s Proclamation of July 19th, under which Troops previously contributed are to be counted, viz: PLACES OF RENDEZVOUS …………..COUNTIES, ETC. …………………. QUOTAS Winchester………………………………………Hampshire……………………………….1248Strasburg…………………………………………Hardy……………………………………….852Strasburg…………………………………………Pendleton…………………………………587Staunton………………………………………….Augusta…………………………………..2156Staunton………………………………………….Bath………………………………………….265Staunton………………………………………….Rockbridge……………………………..1285Monterey………………………………………..Highland……………………………………389Charlottesville…………………………………Albemarle……………………………….1221Charlottesville…………………………………Nelson………………………………………666Charlottesville…………………………………Amherst……………………………………717Charlottesville…………………………………Fluvanna…………………………………..510Richmond City…………………………………Goochland………………………………..381Richmond City…………………………………Hanover…………………………………..751Richmond City…………………………………Henrico…………………………………..1369Richmond City…………………………………Richmond City………………………..2429Gordonsville…………………………………….Louisa………………………………………617Fredericksburg………………………………..Stafford……………………………………492Fredericksburg………………………………..Caroline……………………………………695Fredericksburg………………………………..Spotsylvania…………………………….772Williamsburg……………………………………James City……………………………….217Williamsburg…………………………………….Elizabeth City………………………….318Williamsburg…………………………………….New Kent………………………………..215Williamsburg…………………………………….York……………………………………….235Williamsburg…………………………………….Charles City……………………………181West … Continue reading