1862 August 30 Alexandria, Va.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] Saturday, Aug. 30, 1862Our bagage came inthis morning . I sleptlast night with AlfLong. Guard mounting& parade. Heavy cannon-ading going on in thedirection of bull runA … Continue reading

1862 August 30 near Manassas, Va.

[from the diary of Ephraim A. Wood, Co. C, 13th Massachusetts]      Saturday  Aug 30th/62    Our rations were out yesterdayand for Breakfast I had to put upwith a mug of Coffee and two orthree crumbs of hard cracker.About … Continue reading

1862 August 30 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Saturday 30th  Liz has gone up to spend the day with Mrs.Lucas–Mr M & Eliza have gone to the Library–Sarah & Iare enjoying a pleasant chat all morning while … Continue reading

1862 August 30 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army] Saturday 30  Board to day tookfrom Mr. Jetter some of his laborand assigned it to the Discount Clerk-which is right, as … Continue reading

1862 August 30 “Clifton,” Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler] Saturday. August 30, 1862This morning we heard cannon &went on the porch on top of the  housebut could not tell whence it came–Saw Mr. Lackland’s carriage coming &when we came down found … Continue reading

1862 August 29 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.] Friday, August 29, 1862. A letter to Mary Stuart from her mother, says that Addy  is preparing to go with the army. Col. Edmundson’s com- mand, as … Continue reading

1862 August 29 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F,  25th Massachusetts] FridayAug 29Rainy to night so we did nothave any dress parade battaliondrill.  Expected to have to go on guardbut did not have to.  Played two or threegames of chess … Continue reading

1862 July 23 Cary

                                                                                … Continue reading

1862 June 21 Near Richmond, Va.

                         Near Richmond June 21Dear Sister           I   received your letter & I assureyou it was very welcome  for it was thefirst I had received for more than 3 monthsand was anxious to hear from Bro H. We werereturned from … Continue reading

1862 September 29 Richmond, Va.

[In this letter, dated “Richmond, September 29th, 1862”, John Warwick Daniel, a 1st Lt. and Adjutant of the 11th regiment of the Virginia Volunteers, writes to Governor John Letcher of Virginia]                   … Continue reading