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

foot of hill are our pickets

oblikely [sic] to the right is a Team.

Reg. in full view of me – but con-

cealed from Yankees. Directly

in front on a small hill are

Yankees plenty – watch their move-

ments all day – At night repaired

to an old barn. Read 3 chap. in bible.

MSS 5526

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