1862 May 31 Clarke County, Va.

[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date] Saturday, May 31st A rainy, dismal day.  Many reports of the near approach of the Yankees but none to be seen with the naked eye.  Cousin Mary … Continue reading

1862 May 31 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] SaturdayMay 31Did not do much to-day.  Readsome. Went down to the river thisafternoon and bathed. MSS 11293

1862 May 31 Fort Albany

[postscript to the letter from “Robert” an unidentified soldier in the 14th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, of Lynn, Mass.,  to his wife “Priscilla”] Sat Morn,  31st/62 Rainy morn.  Nothing to do today, except to cleanup clothes and tent. One of the … Continue reading

1862 May 31 Flat Top Mountain, Va.

                                       Flat-Top Mountain, Va. May 31st.     Times are really quite dull.  Theprospect is, that no immediate movementwill be made, probably the … Continue reading

1862 May 31

                               Richmond May 31, 1862W. H. Perry Jr. Esq.           Dr Sir              Your father writes me, that … Continue reading

1862 May 31 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Saturday 31st  Warm day again–I have just received along letter from Fred–He & Mr Walters have joined a Cavalrycompany in Starke’s Regiment from Washington County inMississippi–The Captain’s name is … Continue reading

1862 May 31

[From the diary of Samuel Johnson of the 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]  May 31st To day has been the most sultry day of theyear.  Early in the afternoon, we were star–tled by a very rapid and heavy cannonadingbut a … Continue reading

1862 May 31 Richmond, Va.

[from the diary of Daniel D. Logan, younger brother of General Thomas M. Logan, formerly a Sgt, Co. B, 1st Special Battalion (Rightor’s), now with the Hampton Legion]                         … Continue reading

1862 May 31 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, former diplomat and bank officer, Lynchburg, Va., with five sons in the Confederate Army]Saturday 31–Wee organized the new Boardof Directors  this morning. the onlychange is the substitution of Fergusonfor Johns, who has been in … Continue reading

1862 May 31 Camp near Flat Top Mountain, Va.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] Saturday, May 31, 1862Prepared & wentout for inspectionMarched to the Top ofthe mountain didnot carry our knapsacksreturned before noondid not pass in reviewfor want of room–Have … Continue reading