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 now in a muddy fix, but this bright sunshine will soon dry the ground and we can again enjoy camp life tolerably well–yesterday upwards of 100 prisoners passed by here from the direction of Summerville. They were taken by Genl. Floyd or some of his command–Building of our fortifications here is progressing rapidly and will soon by complete and almost impregnable–Nothing unusual occurred today–91/2 P.M. Taps—

MSS 38-211

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