1861 September 29 Germantown Virginia

My Dear Creek I received your very welcome letter of the 21st inst-I am truly happy to hear that you are well and getting along aswith the crop &c. you say you think that you can sparethree of the Hogs, … Continue reading

1861 September 28

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale, Co. F. 34th Ohio Zouaves] we was woke up this morning by the cry of water water we got up a bout 2 o clock and the water was at the lower part … Continue reading

1861 September 28

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards] We are still on piquet–and must stay on until to-morrow morning–has cleared and we have a promise of fair weather–skirmishing has been kept up for the last few … Continue reading

1861 September 28

[From the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, Co. E of the 42nd Virginia Infantry] Come up with to the Regt. Take break-fast with two old schoolmates – Regt.marches 11 miles – Cross little Scratch’ ‘mt. and 2 … Continue reading

1861 September 28 Camp near Germantown

My Dear Wife Your kind and affectionate letterwas received to day and as Billy Boggs leaves to –-morrow for home I will write you a few lines.You will have received letters by Mr. Sloan and Rosboro.Nothing of interest has occurred … Continue reading

1861 September 28 Camp near Fairfax Co: House

My dear little Nannie: I did not carry out my purposeof writing to you yesterday and the evening of the daybefore because of the rain and wind that have ren–dered our Camp so disagreeable – This morning we haveno rain … Continue reading

1861 September 27

[from the diary of Harrison B. Jones, 4th Sergeant, Co. H, 33rd Virginia] quite a rain last night& to day, accompaniedby high wind. our tentshaveing been blowingover MSS 13407

1861 September 27

[from the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, Co. E of the 42nd Virignia] Read 2 Chapters in bibleDay tremendous rainy – Marched 6miles – Pass through Lewisburg – Takeup lodging in a Blacksmith shopRegt. goes 2 miles … Continue reading

1861 September 27

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards] 9 A. M. We are still on picquet–it still rains–have had a dreadful time–have to stay on duty another night and day at least–9 P.M. Took some prisoners … Continue reading

1861 September 27

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale, Co. F, 34th Ohio Zouaves] it is still rainingthis morning and ispretty cold we can notfin any place forto make a fire forto get Breakfastthere is some body steelesour wood every morningif we … Continue reading