1862 August 31 Centreville, Va.

[from the diary of Ephraim A. Wood, of Co. C., 13th Massachusetts]      Sunday  Aug 31st/62      Early this morning westarted for Centreville.  It rainedhard.  The remains of our Regthaulted near Centreville.  We soonlearned that another Squadof the … Continue reading

1862 August 31 Centreville, Va.

[from the diary of Samuel Johnson, 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]                         Aug 31st Lay in the stream all day of the 25th.  On the 26th the steammer Herald, took us in tow and started for Aquia Creek.  Passed Fort … Continue reading

1862 August 31 Fairfax county, Va.

              Upton’s Farm, Fairfax Co., Va., Aug. 31, 1862.     All day yesterday a cannonading waskept up in the direction of Manassas, andin the afternoon it sounded terrible in theextreme.  Hard fighting took place, … Continue reading

1862 August 31 near Alexandria, Va.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] Sunday, Aug. 31, 1862 Rained most of theday  lay about doinglittle if nothing weremustered as regtlband were alsoplaced upon companyrollsAll sorts of rumorsin camp in regard … Continue reading

1862 August 31 “Clifton,” Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler] Sunday, September 31, 1862 Spent the morning trying to read &nurse but talked more thanwas profitable on the Sabbath. Patty read us a sermon inthe evening [as transcribed in 1972 by her … Continue reading

1862 August 31 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C. Sunday 31th[sic]  We all went to Church this morning–Quite afull congregation–The Sermon was not interesting being oninfant baptism–Church again to night at half past 7but as it has commenced … Continue reading

1862 August 30 near New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] SaturdayAug 30On guard to day.  Had good officersright through and had a goodtime.  Finished “Edna or an antique Tale”got a good long letter and a picture ofGibbs & Whitney … Continue reading

1862 August 30 Fort Massachusetts, Washington, D.C.

                       [This letter is written on stationery with the “Battle at Williamsburgh”illustrated.]                             Aug 30  1862Fort Massachusetts  Washington … Continue reading

1862 August 30 near Manassas, Va.

  [from the diary of Wesley Hammond of Co. E 42nd Virginia (Dixie Greys)]  Saturday 30 –  Fighting very hard atthe Junction.  Little or no difficult nearerfrom there. [transcribed by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards] MSS 5526

1862 August 30 Manassas, Va.

[from the diary of Lt. John Tyler of Letcher’s Artillery as recorded somewhat after the date]  (Aug. 30th) Skirmishing commencedvery early this morning along the wholeline.  Our Brigade was in position onthe left & near the R. R. cut.  T’was evidentere … Continue reading