1862 September 29 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.] Monday, Sept. 29, 1862. Reported that the enemy are advancing upon  Winchester, in several columns. Our army has  fallen back to the vicinity of that town. Have … Continue reading

1862 September 29 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Monday 29  I have been busy all day altering Eliza’s basque–Mrs. Walters& Sarah very busy upstairs cutting out for William–Liz spent theday with Mrs Tyler & Person–The reported death … Continue reading

1862 September 29 Lynchburg, Va.

Monday 29  a much milder mor-ning–quite summer-like.  Wentwith Mr. Tilg[h]man to the cars atan early hour. He recd a letter Saturday which required him to go to Richmond.  I fear he will not longsurvive unless he can spend thewinter in … Continue reading

1862 September 28 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] SundaySept 28Had the sideache and did not sleep any hardlylast night, but felt better this morning so Iwent out t inspection.  Went to church this fore-noon and hear Mr … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Caroline County, Va.

Caroline County Va September 18th 1862 Dear Sister                  I seat myself this morning toinform you that I am well hopeing these fewlines will fine you all well. but I amsorry indeede to inform you that Igot nun of my clothing … Continue reading

1862 September 28 “Eudora,” near Leesburg, Va.

[from the diary of Lt. John Tyler, of Letcher’s Artillery] (Sept 28th )  (Sunday.)  Feel rather betterthis morning.  Sat during the latter partof the morning.  The family all went tochurch this morning.  It’s rathercloudy.  Miss Lizzie brought me in thismorning … Continue reading

1862 September 28 near mouth of the Antietam

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] Sunday, Sept. 28, 1862 Went this morningdown to the Old Iron worksat the mouth of Antietamwent to the Canal & Potomaccame back bathedReturned to camp read … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Alexandria

[letter of Josiah Perry, of Co. K., 33rd Massachusetts to his wife Phebe, begun on the 27th continues]                    Sunday 28 Sincewriting the above I have recievedyours and as you seem to … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Washington

[from the “war journal” of George Hazen Dana of the 32nd Massachusetts as compiled by him at a later date from his wartime letters and diary]                             … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Bakersville

[from the diary of Samuel S. Johnson, 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]  Sept. 28th      Every thing this week has been very quiet.  Day incamp at the St James College all day of the 22nd.At noon of the 23rd … Continue reading