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 the
Yankees Camp – read 5 chapters
in bible – Inspection of arms –
[four words lined through]
Hear 5,000 troops leave Mead –
bluff to get in the rear of Yankees
Received orders from Gen. Lee to
be ready by daylight to march
on the Yankees and send our
baggage to Lewisburg

MSS 5525

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