1861 August 31

[From the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, Co. E. 42nd Virginia Infantry] Day beautiful – Detailed on picket this morning. The post on which I was placed was on a high hill. To my right at the … Continue reading

1861 Augst 31

[conclusion of the letter begun by Hiram Cash of the 5th Maine on August 27] Nothing of importance has transpired today. I have not resieved my pay yet but I expect it every day the have made out the pay … Continue reading

1861 August 31

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards] 8 A.M. the sun light of another day has dawned upon us–all are cheerful and hopeful–8 P.M. Nothing worth writing transpired today more than we were mustered and … Continue reading

1861 August 31 Camp Bates near Washington

Dear Rosepha I am now in that celabrated land caled Dixie, I have seen that celabrated City called Washington, I will give you a minute account of our jurney hither. we left Syracuse, 20 minutes after ten we arrived at … Continue reading

1861 August 31

My dear [word marked out] Pa, I do n’t reckon Pen left me anything at all to tell about our march & fight the other day, but I will write something about it even if I have to repeat what … Continue reading

1861 August 30

[from the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys 42nd Regiment Virginia Infantry, Co. E] In the morning skirmish drill of officers. Company drilled as usual. I was not able to attend. Wrote to Cousin N. John MSS 5526

1861 August 30 [Richmond, Virginia?]

AN ACT To Perpetuate Testimony in cases of Slaves Abducted of Harbored by the Enemy, and of other Property Seized, Wasted, or Destroyed by them. No. 270. ——————————————————————————— SECTION 1. The congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, … Continue reading

1861 August 30

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards] This morning brought with it the promise of a beautiful day–had a very heavy rain last night, but this morning dissipated the dense clouds that enshrouded us–we are … Continue reading

1861 August 30 Camp of the 5th M[ain]e

[Letter of Hiram Cash continues] I was detailed to work on the fort today they are making preperation for a battle about 500 Marines arrived here today to take charge of the guns at the fort they understand the bussiness … Continue reading

1861 August [?]

[Anonymous poem written in honor of Holmes and Tucker Conrad, two brothers, alumni of the University of Virignia, both of whom were killed in the battle of 1st Manassas/Bull Run. See letter of 1861 July 26, from Lancelot Minor Blackford … Continue reading