1861 September 30

[from the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, Co. E of the 42nd Virginia] This morning take a view of theYankees Camp – read 5 chapters in bible – Inspection of arms –[four words lined through]Hear 5,000 troops … Continue reading

1861 September 30 Camp above Fairfax C. H. Va

Rockbridge Artillery 1st Brigade (Gen. Jackson) 2d Corps Army of the Potomac (Gen Smith)Camp 1 mile above Fairfax C. H. VaP.O. Address Fairfax Station Mr. Wm. M. Blackford–Lynchburg My Dear Father– My last letter boredate on the 20th. It is … Continue reading

1861 September 30

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale, Co. F. 34th Ohio Zouaves] the water is all gon awayof our tents but theylook horrable in deedethere is about 3 inchesof mud in the bottomof them I never saw sutch a place … Continue reading

1861 September 30

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards] 9 P.M. This has been the most beautiful day–the sun in all his brightness and splendor has warned and enlivened us and although in plain view of the … Continue reading

1861 September 29

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards] 9 A.M. We have just been releived and came to camp completely broken down and almost starved, having been on duty (picquet) in the woods for 72 hours … Continue reading

1861 September 29

[from the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, Co. E of the 42nd Virginia Infantry] March from Meadow Bluff toWise’s Fortifications on the top of BigSewel Mountain – Distance 13 miles,Wade two very wide streams – Crosstwo mountains … Continue reading

1861 September 29 Camp Blair

Dear Pa; As Mr. Hackett is going home tomorrow, I willwrite a letter to send by him, though it is hardly worth while for meto write as he can give all the news. We were very glad & right much … Continue reading

1861 September 29

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale of Co. F, 34th Ohio Zouaves] we are all tolerable well this morning but have got bad colds the watter is falling now this morning it is fifteen feete highe than it was … Continue reading

1861 Sept[ember] 29 Camp Vernon Va

Dear Father I received A Letter from you & a Paper dated the 24th the Report here is that the Federalists had taken Munson Hill where the Rebels have been makeing a Battery they had it most done, yesterday the … Continue reading

1861 September 29 Camp Federal Hill Baltimore

My Dear MotherI recd yours yesterday & I assure you it gives me great pleasure to hear so often from home I received A visit from Mr Henry Jackson & Family yesterday & I tell you I was verry glad … Continue reading