1862 April 30 western Virginia

[from the diary of Charles Hay, Co. H, 23rd Ohio]

Apr. 30th.
     Marched here today, a distance of ten
miles, & camped near the site of an
old tannery, which, with the adjacent
dwelling=house, has been burned, since
the war commenced.  You can seldom
travel a half day without seeing one
or more burnt houses, some of
which were once comfortable residences,
principally the work of secesh.
We were, on the route today, joined by
a battalion of the 2nd. Reg’t Va. Cavalry, who,
for the present, will be attached to the 3rd. Brigade.

MSS 13925

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