1861 October 31

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton of the 23rd Ohio Infantry] Played as usual. Thad and Iwent down to Head Quarters toget Carpet sacks left there by Willreceived papers & Envelop alsoRevolver caps MSS 10317

1861 October 31

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale, Co. F, 34th Ohio Zouaves]I woke up this morning and felt tolerable well but was awful sore we are in a new house that has not been finished yet we slept very well … Continue reading

1861 Oct[ober] 31 Camp near Centreville

We returned from Picket late inthe day on Tuesday. Was notified the sameevening that I was to prepare for a grandparade of all the Virginia Regiments to Re-ceive from the hands of the Governora flag. We had a grand parade … Continue reading

1861 October 30 Forest View

Dear brother [Wilson Miles Cary] I enclose you aletter Aunt Mary sent us todayfrom Pa–I cannot understandwhy they did not write to us bythe same opportunity but such isa sorrowful fact. I left the Hilllast Friday, Mr. Carroll put meon … Continue reading

1861 October 30

[from the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, Co. E of the 42nd Virginia] Read 8 chapters in bibleLieutenant Thomas go formoney to Huntersville firstto get it – Pay roll [-]Men grumble a good dealabout it. Received a … Continue reading

1861 October 30 Camp near Alexandria of the Fifth Maine Regiment

Dear Father I recd the letters Mother & William wrote to me or the 24th &30th & was glad to hear from home once more but I felt bad when I came to that part of Mothers Letter that said … Continue reading

1861 October 30

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] No Dress parade Practiced some thisforenoon. This afternoon W. Arthur arrive-d brought letters from Pap and Mrs.Campbell also one from Sarah Caldwellinclosed in Paps also Stumps. … Continue reading

1861 October 30

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale, Co. F, 34th Ohio Zouaves] Last night we was atchurch the chaplainpreached us a short surmon his text wasin the 1st cor ch 16 &vs 18 quit yorselves like men bestrong he preacheda … Continue reading

1861 October 29 Camp at Centreville, Va

Rockbridge Artilley1st Brigade 2d CorpsC.S. Army of the Potomac Mr.Wm M. Blackford–LynchburgMy Dear FatherYour packet of the 27thincluding letters from you and mother reachedme this afternoon. I have no time nowto write at length but believe I cannotdispatch the two … Continue reading

1861 October 29

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, private and musician in the 23rd Ohio] Played as usual Practiced somethis forenoon. did nothng impor-tant this afternoono, At paradeorders were read to hafe theBand drilled in the care of the woun-ded. Received … Continue reading