1862 October 31 Arlington, Va.

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey] Fri. 31 – A fair lovely day.  The regt. inspected & musteredfor paying off.   a hot tiresome job – Lt. Penrose whoinspected us – … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of James Addison Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.] Friday, Oct. 31, 1862 Rumors for several days past that our army is falling back from Winchester, or going into Eastern Virginia. It is said that Jackson … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Fauquier County, Va.

 [from the diary of Anne Madison Ambler Willis] Before I was dressed heard that the troopswere moving & we all went on the upper porchto see them.  Was called to breakfast & afterwards walkedinto the field with E[mma] & B[ertie] … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army] October 31  Continuation of fine weather Nothing of particular interestheavily engaged. In the eveninglate walked to Jack Langhorneto enquire about the … Continue reading

1862 October 30 Williamsport, Md.

[from the diary of John Ward of the 102nd Pennsylvania] Oct 30thWhe stade in Campto Day   Received ordersat 6 oclock tomarch at 4 A.M. [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards] MSS 12913

1862 October 30 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] ThursdayOct 30 Had drill in the forenoon as usualThis afternoon read some MSS 11293

1862 October 30 Mobile

              Mobile  Oct 30 62My dear Smith                      I enquiredat the War Dept for yrrecommendations for theappointment of Brig GenlNone could be found–Geta strong one … Continue reading

1862 October 30 between Charlestown and Berryville

[from the diary of Frank C. Fitzhugh, Cutshaw’s Battery]                                             October                 … Continue reading

1862 October 30 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Wesley A. Hammond, Co. E., 42nd Virginia “Dixie greys” Thursday 30 – Was in great hope ofgetting off to-day but failed againtried to content myself as well as Icould under the circumstancesspent a good part of … Continue reading

1862 October 30 Purcellville 10 a.m.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]  Hd. Qrs. Cav. Brigade Purcellville Oct 30. 10. a.m.To General W. S. Hancock      Com’dg Division on the      Hillsborough & Keyes Gap roadGeneral,              I … Continue reading