1862 Nov. 1 Philomont 11.30 A.M.

Hd. Qrs. Cav. BrigadePurcellville Nov 1. 11.30  A.M.Philomont  To General R B MarcyChief of StaffGeneral       My Command hasarrived at this point & I amnow sending out scouts in differentdirections–About one hundredrebel cavalry left this placehastily on our advance … Continue reading

1862 October 31 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts] FridayOct 31Same as usual this forenoon, Inspecttion this afternoon.  Finished reading “Prideand Prejudice” a book which I got. Got news from anexpedition which went from here Saturday, that theyhad … Continue reading

1862 October 31 turnpike from Charlestown to Berryville

                                            October 31st 1862 Dear Mama,                          I believe I have written to allat home since I last wrote to you & I willdrop you a few lines this … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Clark County, Va.

   Encamped on the Summit Point & Berryville Road                             October 31st.  Clark Co Virginia Friend Wm [McCauley[]                  Sir, your letter written att Uncle Hikman’sand kindly carried by cousin Daniel came to hand in duetime and was thankfully received by me … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Brandy Station, Va.

                                                            Oct. 31st. 1862               … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Staunton,Va.

[from the diary of Wesley A. Hammond, Co. E, 42nd Virginia “Dixie Greys”  Friday 31st. Dr. promisedto take me before the board to dayno board met.  pretty well satisfiedstudied a good deal – set up prettylate looking at moon & … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Purcellville 4 a.m.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton] Hd.Qrs. Cav. BrigadePurcellville, Oct 31, 4 a.m. To General Bayard   Commanding Cavalry        Philomont– General-       I have just recda dispatch from Gen.McClellan’s Hd.Qrs, directingthat no attack be madeupon the … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Purcellville 7.30 a.m.

Hd.Qrs  Cav BrigadePurcellville, Oct 31 7.30 a.m.To General R. B. MarcyChief of StaffYour dispatch o 8 P.M.rec’d–I sent you word bysignal last night that myaid found Gen. Bayard20 miles from here beyondAldie, that General Bayardconcur in my views, viz, thatit … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Purcellville 5 P.M.

Hd. Qrs. Cav. BrigadePurcellville, Oct 31, 5. P.M.To General R.B. Marcy     Chief of Staff—My aid-de-camp, that wassent to Gen. Bayard hasjust reported he came uponStuarts cavalry, some twothousand between Philomont& Aldie. They fired on him& compelled him to return toPhilomont–they … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Purcellville 8.30 P.M.

Hd. Qrs. Cav. BrigadePurcellville, Oct 31, 8. 30 P.M.To General R.B. Marcy-     Chief of Staff— General–   My scouts are just infrom the Mountain north ofSnickersville–they succeededin reaching the top & hada view of the Shenandoah-large camps were on thisside of … Continue reading