1862 February 26 [Staunton, Va.]

[From the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, civilian of Staunton, Va.] Wednesday night, Feb. 26, 1862. Another heavy day. General feeling of depression, as to the war, but no idea of our final subjugation by the enemy. Lyt (who is … Continue reading

1862 February 26 Albemarle County, Va.

Castle Hill Feb. 26, 1862 I have been wishing to write toyou ever since our return home, my dearest son,but having assured you of our safe arrival ina letter to your sweet little moitie[?], I waitedin the hope of saying … Continue reading

1862 February 26 [Roanoke Island]

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] WednesdayFeb 26 quite a frost this morningthe coldest night since leavingAnnapolis. Had a company drill thisforenoon, and also this afternoon. Vancewas up here to see me t his forenoonalso … Continue reading

1862 February 26 Head Quarters 52 Regt Tennessee Vol

Head Quarters 52 Regt Gen Vol Brig Genl D Ruggles Dr Sir Yours of this daterec’d. In answer I have to say that I haveunder my command the 52 Ten Regt of whichI am Colonel numbering seven hundred andsixty men, … Continue reading

1862 February 26 Columbus

Columbus 26th Feby 1862Dear Genl [John Hartwell Cocke] We have had rain after rainhere nearly all the time for the lastmonth, & I started to Green County ala.last night, Y found I could notget there under 3 or 4 days, … Continue reading

1862 February 26 Mulberry Point

[letter of Callender St. George Noland continues] Wednesday 26th We have a beautiful morning, &I wish I could have my children with me—-We have 400 negroes at work, and expect 200 morethis week—Captain Clarke (Engineer Corps) has chargeof the work, … Continue reading

1862 February 26 [Camp Union]

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] February 26 Played for Guard mountingwent down to the millfor bread. Wrote lineto Lieut Hood for [?]1/2 lbsWent up to Hd Quartersto see Uncle BillyH West … Continue reading

1862 February 26 Centreville, Va.

Centreville Feb. 26th 1862. My Dear Father – I arrived herelast Monday night afterhaving had a very roughjourney from Manassas, butby no means injured by thetravel. Before leaving LynchburgI heard it rumored that theArmy at Centreville hadbeen attacked by the … Continue reading

1862 February 26 Camp Walker

Camp WalkerFeb 26″” 1862 I have received yours mailed onyesterday saying that you were scared andCamp apprehending a serious illness. I hope mydarling that you are unnecessarily alarmedabout your condition in fact I feel certainthat you are in no imediate … Continue reading

1862 February 25 Fort Grafton

Fort Grafton Tuesday night Feb 25th My darling wifey The expedition to NewportNews has’nt yet started and as it was tohave started this morning I ratherthink it has been given over–The expedi–tion was too much talked about not to havemiscarried–The … Continue reading