1862 August 31 near Fairfax Court House

[rom the diary of Lt. John Tyler, of Letcher’s Artillery]

  (Aug 31st)
Sunday raining this morning and
have been up since 3 o’c.  Ordered
back to Camp to cook rations, but
found nothing to cook & in an hour
were ordered to be on the march
again.  This time took a road leading
North which brought us into the
turnpike leading to Fairfax C.H.  We
bivouaced that night in a field
along side the road.  Have felt very
unwell all day long with fever & head-
-ache.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6150

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