1861 November 30

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. 5, 25th Massachusetts Infantry] Had the worst night last nightI ever experienced. It rainedlike a thunder storm nearly all nightand I was out in nearly the whole of itbeing on guard. Got … Continue reading

1861 November 30

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale of the 34th Ohio Zouaves] Today I am for guard duty again was placed in picket out side of town the snow fell about 2 inches deepe but it is not very cold … Continue reading

1861 November 30

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] Had Dress parade orders sentintimating that we willremain here all winter. practicedand read some sent letterto Fathersnowed some last night cleared today MSS 10317

1861 Nov[ember] 30 Camp near Centreville

My dear John I received last night your letter of the26th and one at the same time from my[?] dear Sallie Brownefor which my welcomed letters I return you both myheartfelt thanks–By a letter received at the same timefrom your … Continue reading

1861 November 29

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale of the 34th Ohio Zouaves] Rain rain nothing but rain and mud three of our men has just got back from guyandott they say it is awfull bad for the union men the … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 29

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding of Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] Was on guard today. It looks verymuch like rain and is quitewarm. Ed Brown was here today andsays we shall not leave probably for abouta fortnight. Enloyed thinking … Continue reading

1861 November 29

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards] Nothing new yet–doing well in our cabins– MSS 38-221

1861 November 29

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] Did nothing to day practicedsome Crickfield & Crotty procuredFurloughs, went up to HeadQuarters Saw colored Familywho want to emancipatethemselves.procured arm chair paid 25ctsrained all dayMSS 10317

1861 November 29 Norfo[lk]

Friday night My Dear Miss Hettie I write again stillhoping to hear from you after suchlong silence–My last letter directedUniversity Va remained unansweredso long (& still remains so) I reasonedthat you had changed your quarters& hoped to learn from Willie … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 29 Camp Hill

Dear Lute: Edloe has written and doubt-less mentioned all news worthyof communicating to you.Indeed my letters I am sure mustbe found very dull and uninter-esting and I only continue themto keep you advised as to thehealth and general condition ofthe … Continue reading