1862 April 1 Orange Court House, Va.

[continuation of the letter of John Warwick Daniel to his father of March 31] April 1st. To day in accordance with my an-ticipation I received your several letters of recentdate by mail & by hand, & I cannot too heartilythank … Continue reading

1862 April 1

[from the diary of Daniel D. Logan, younger brother of General Thomas M. Logan and a Sgt., Co. B, 1st Special Battalion (Rightor’s), Louisianan Infantry] Tuesday – April 1st 1862Lazy again this morning – went to bedafter Reveille & slept … Continue reading

1862 April 1 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, former diplomat,editor, and bank officer, Lynchburg, Va., with five sons in the Confederate Army] Tuesday 1. I begin a new volume &in consequence of the war this is the lastbook I can procure–being … Continue reading

1862 April 1 Camp Hayes, Raleigh, Va.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio]Tuesday, Apr. 1, 1862Played to day asusual Regimentpaid off, receivedour pay I received80 DollarsAlex Wright has recdpermission to go with the prisoners toWheeling also to gohome he … Continue reading

1862 April 1

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts]TuesdayApril 1Came off guard and went intothe river and washed. Playedchess and backgammon. Our regiment wasordered to escort the 17th Mass. whichhas arrived to-nigh to reinforce us, togetherwith several other … Continue reading

1862 April 1 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Tuesday 1st of April–Very unpleasant day–No company at night. the ladies all sat around the parlour and listened to the music–Eliza, Mrs. Davis, Miss Wilson & even Mrs. Greenhow … Continue reading

1862 April 1 Camp Hayes, Raleigh, Va.

[from the diary of Charles Hay, Co. H, 23rd Ohio] Raleigh, April 1st, 1862. This is what is commonly known as“All Fool’s Day,” and, as usual, is turnedto account by those who like joking.Of course, many are duped, and manyenjoy … Continue reading

1862 March 31 Washington, D. C.

RANSOM OF SLAVES AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL___________________________________________ SPEECH OF HON. CHARLES SUMNER, OF MASSACHUSETTS, ON THE BILL FOR ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, MARCH 31, 1862 ____________________________________________ WASHINGTON:PRINTED AT THE … Continue reading

1862 March 31 Brampton Orange County, Va.

Brampton March 31st 1862 My dear Georgia. I wrote you a long letter to send by Brother Andrew but the oldfellow, as usual, did not follow the plan he announced, and never returned from the Ct. House, so I concluded … Continue reading

1862 March [?] Prospect Hill Virginia

Prospect Hill virginiaDear Marythiss is the first time that Ihave had a chance to wrightsence wee Left camp Brigthwoodafter so long a time wee have gotinto Rebel territory we are campedon the same ground that the Rebel pickets occpied the … Continue reading