1862 September 1 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.] Monday, September 1, 1862. Many rumors for several days past, but no reliable in–telligence. A report last night that a battle occurred onFriday at Manassas, in which … Continue reading

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

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler] Monday, September 1, 1862 [Still?] from the papers we gather thatthe victory was with us but I wish we could hear directly– Mr. Lackland is in fine spirits &thinks the Yankees have … Continue reading

1864 May 16 Richmond, Va.

THE SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANYForward Packages by Passenger trains and Steamers, and Dispatches by Telegraph,                                   to all parts of the Confederate States. ————————————————————————————————————–————————————————————————————————————–Dispatched by Telegraph from  Richmond  16  1864To Gov Bonham Breckenridge metSeigel yesterday near newMarket defeating him withheavy loss–a Massachetts[sic] … Continue reading

1862 August 31 near New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding,  Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] SundayAug 31Just a year since I took thevows of God upon me and Ihave enjoyed the year more than anyother one year though I have been throughpeculiar trials, including … Continue reading

1862 August 31 Camp Chase, Arlington Heights

Sunday [1862]                                       Camp Chase Aug. 31st                                  … Continue reading

1862 August 31 Salt Sulphur Springs

                      Head Qtrs  Dept SWVa                         Salt Sulphur Springs                        … Continue reading

1862 August 31 Fredericksburg, Va.

[from the diary of Dr. Brodie Strachan Herndon] Sunday 31st  Bro. John comesdown with a letter from Matsaying that our dab was inRichmond–We are all ofcourse delighted to have himso near us.  All the eveningwe look at the fires across … Continue reading

1862 August 31 near Fairfax Court House

[rom the diary of Lt. John Tyler, of Letcher’s Artillery]   (Aug 31st)Sunday raining this morning andhave been up since 3 o’c.  Orderedback to Camp to cook rations, butfound nothing to cook & in an hourwere ordered to be on … Continue reading

1862 August 31 near Manassas, Va.

[from the diary of Wesley Hammond of the 42nd Virginia, Co. E (Dixie Grays)] Sunday –  Reported in camp Gen. Ewellseverely wounded. [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards] MSS 5526

1862 August 31 Suffield, Conn

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis Butler, future chaplain of the 25th New Jersey]  Augt 1862.  Windsor Suffield.  Sept.          Sun 31,  Preached in Bro. Parsons pulpit   Windsor twiceaddressed At. & conducted Eveg.[evening] Meetg.  spoke … Continue reading