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