1862 June 30 Fredericksburg, Va.

[from the diary of Dr. Brodie Strachan Herndon] 30th –Sisters Ann & Mary, Eliza littleLucy & Matsy spent the day with us andwe enjoyed their pleasant Company.Sister Ann talks of tryng to get toAlbemarle to see Mat & Dick whowent … Continue reading

1862 June 30 Fauquier County, Va.

[from the daily journal of Anne Madison Willis Ambler] Monday, July 30, 1862I arose very early thinking I would get through allmy duties so that I might enjoy my letter. ButI was doomed to be disappointed about that letter. I … Continue reading

1862 June 30 near Richmond, Va.

[fromthe diary of private Frank Fitzhugh of Cutshaw’s Battery]                                   Monday 30     Crossed the battle field of yes–terday [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson … Continue reading

1862 June 30 Camp on Flat Top Mountain, Va.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, private and musician in the 23rd Ohio] Monday, June 30, 1862      Was up Early thismorning and Cleanedmy  horn Were musteredand inspected at 8 oclockwere not obtained longafter that had Guardmounting.  Practicedbefore & after … Continue reading

1862 June 29 “Clifton,” Fauquier County, Va.

[from the daily journal of Anne Madison Willis Ambler] Sunday 20th   Though it was cloudy and Father though it mightrain, Sis B and I rode to Markham to attend services. It did not rain and we had a delightful … Continue reading

1862 June 29 on the North of the Chickahominy

On the North of Chickahominy  Sunday 29” June 1862My dear Wife    We have had a great victoryso far.  Nothing was done yesterday & we are still lying stillbut other divisions have ad-vanced & others are buildingbridges.  our loss has … Continue reading

1862 June 29 before Richmond

[from the diary of Jonathan B. Hager of the 14th U.S. regulars as copied and annotated by  him at a later date] June 29   We marched slowly the whole night towardsSunday    morning we formed in line of battle … Continue reading

1862 June 29 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 June 29 near Richmond, Va.

[from the diary of Frank Fitzhugh of Cutshaw’s battery] June                          Sunday 29  1862                               … Continue reading

1862 June 29 somewhere near Virginia battlefield

[letter scrawled on back and front of a Union patriotic envelope] [on front of envelope  right margin eaten away]Sunday June 29th 1862My Dear Wife   I am welthe Bloody Battle was fautthe 25 & 6th the nearest shelto me was … Continue reading