1862 August 1 camp near Warrenton, Va.

[from the diary of Private Ephraim A. Wood, Co. C., 13th Massachusetts]             Friday    August 1st/62Pleasant               This morning Revelle beatat half past four Oclock.At six Oclock we were … Continue reading

1862 August 1, Clarke County, Va.

[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date] Friday, August 1 Fez came last night about three o’clock.  I was busy all day fixing him, and with company sat up until daybreak this morning. MSS … Continue reading

1862 August 1 “Clifton,” Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler ] Friday, August 1, 18662 Mr. Pendleton brought Pa anotherletter from Nat telling of Newtons death& your sickness= Oh, if I could only hearthat you are well once more:– I get along … Continue reading

1862 August 1 Fredericksburg, Va.

[from the diary of Dr.. Brodie Strachan Herndon] August 1st  Our sweet NannieGordon took her departure thismorning at half past six.  BroJohn seems relieved and is composedand very much sustained. EllenMercer gives way somewhat–but onthe whole bears up well.  Shelooks … Continue reading

1862 August 1 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Friday 1st  Eliza is better today–Tho’ still very unwell–It has ceasedraining–But still very cloudy–Liz has just heard from her mother whomentions the return of Noah to Enfield–He has Camp … Continue reading

1862 August 1 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army] Friday Aug 1  Beautiful morning.  Telegramfrom Dr. Minor saying that Eugenewas doing well last but still feverish—Recd note from Robt. Saundersasking me to send … Continue reading

1862 August 1 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.] August 1862 Friday evening, August 1, 1862. This morning I heard from my office a sound of lamentation in the street or neighboring home.  Going out I … Continue reading

1862 July 31 Andover, Mass.

                  Andover  July 31 1862 My Dear Friend [Duchess of Argyll]          Your lovely generousletter was a real comfort tome–& reminded me that ayear–alas a whole yearhas passed since I wrote toyour dear mother–of whomI think so often as one … Continue reading

1862 July 31 near New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] ThursdayJuly 31Had a good talk with HarveyClark this evening on the paradeground.  Have been at work cleaning upmost of the day getting ready for monthlyinspection but it rains so … Continue reading

1862 July 31 Camp Green Meadows

[letter of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private, of the 23rd Ohio begun on July 30 continues]July 31stWe have had several pleasantdinner parties out amongthe citizens since we cameto this camp last Sabbathwe were out to dinner thepeople cant get … Continue reading