1862 June 29 before Richmond, Va.

  [from the diary of Samuel Johnson, of the 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]  June 29th To day the army continued its retreat.  Agreat quantity of all kinds of militarystores are being destroyed, so that ourprogress shall not be retarded.  At … Continue reading

1862 June 29

[Diary of Private E.A. Wood, Co. C. 13th Mass Infantry, ]              [[from the diary of Private E. A. Wood, Co. C, 13th Massachusetts]                 Sunday June 29th 1862      Pleasant all day.  also very warm. We had some baked … Continue reading

1862 June 29 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Sunday 29th  the morning was cloudy & threatning–But we all wentto Church–Mr Hilliard being absent Mr Wingfield officiated & gaveus a very good sermon–“Those that are not for me … Continue reading

1862 June 29 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford,  bank officer and former diplomat, with five sons in the Confederate Army] Sunday 29  A day of considerable excitementEvery dispatch that came announcednews better & better–but with these camethe sad list of casualties–thank … Continue reading

1862 June 29 Camp Colby, Mercer County

                                              1862Mercer County  camp calby June 25Dear Pa            I once more seat my … Continue reading

1862 June 29 Camp on flat Top Mountain]

Letter of James Dinsmore Templeton of the 23rd Ohio continues June 29th  It is Sabathnot the Sabbath of home butmillitary Sabbath.  We havejust finished dinner &I and Will Campbell areabout starting out into thecountry to get somebutter we are goingabout two … Continue reading

1862 June 29 Camp on Flat Top Mountain, Va.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio Sunday, June 29, 1862       Anniversary of     the day I left home     for Camp Chase    Certainly experienceddifferent emotionsfrom what I did onthat dayAfter Guard mountingprocured pass … Continue reading

1862 June 28 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army] Satufeay 28  The board ordered me to invest$200,000 more in bonds–very vagueaccounts of the battle yesterday–allfavorable however.  Some of the casualtiesreach … Continue reading

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1862 June 28 before Richmond, Va.

[from the diary of Jonathan B. Hager of the 14th U.S. Regulars as copied and annotated by him at a later date] June 28                                 … Continue reading