1863 January 22 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Thursday — Still very cloudy – & stormy looking – I am now writingin a comfortable little room in my new boarding house I likeit so far very much … Continue reading

1863 January 21 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts] WednesdayJany 21I slept with my clothes on last nightit rained so and blowed in the doorof the tent. It has been a rainy day all day. Wehave had no … Continue reading

1863 January 21 Skinker’s Neck

     Camp in Skinkers NeckJanuary 21st 1863.My dearest Jennie    I commence a letter to you on this largesheet of fools cap and will finish it at my leisureThe first news I have to tell is that this morning the twoAla … Continue reading

1863 January 21 Fayetteville

[from the diary of Zacariah Heed, 91st Ohio] 21.Fayetteville Va.  Wednesday morning.  wind Still raging, getting colder, all quiet in camp.  2 oclock P.M. wind not So Strong., 8 Oclock P.M. wind quieted down [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards] … Continue reading

1863 January 21 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey] Wed 21.  quite sick again   took pills of Calomel &cin bed – with nausea – [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards] MSS 12935

1863 January 21 “Hopedale,” Albemarle county, Va.

[from the diary of Mary S. Boyden, daughter of the Rev. Ebenzer Boyden, Rector of Walker’s church (later Grace Episcopal) Cismont, Va.] Wednesday 18th  [Boyden is still off in her dating]  Raleigh did not return this morn=ing as soon as … Continue reading

1863 January 21 [Clarke County, Va.?]

[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date] Wednesday, January 21st – Snowing, raining, hailing.  Rained hard all night. Adreadful day for the poor soldiers.  Spent the day [jobbing?] around.MSS 9759

1863 January 21 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Wednesday 21st — Still very cloudy – raw & chilly – I leave at elevenO Clock for Dr Malletts – my trunks all went yesterdaybut the rain prevented me … Continue reading

1863 January 20 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts] TuesdayJan 20Upton drilled us again to day and I feltrather vexed because he run us so.It commenced raining so we went in.  I finishedthe life of Moses this afternoon.   … Continue reading

1863 January 20 Fayetteville

[from the diary of Zachariah Heed, 91st Ohio] 20.Fayetteville Va.  Tuesday morning, a perfect Hurricane last night   Several tents blowed from Stockades, in the camps of 12th & 34th  O.V.I.  2 oclock P.M. wind is still raging, 8 ½ oclock … Continue reading