1863 February 13 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts] FridayFeb 13Did not drill to-day.  Have felt very un-easy and want to be at  home.  Madeout Thompsons descriptive list as he is going to thehospital.   Phineas has been putting … Continue reading

1863 February 13 camp near Falmouth

[from the diary of Captain Jonathan B. Hager, 14th U. S. Regulars, returning from mustering duty] Feby 13  I was glad to see the officers nearly all of               whom I had not seen since last summer.               I found myself the … Continue reading

1863 February 13 Dumfries, Va.

                                   Dumfries, Virginia                                      Feb. 13th 1863Dear Mother                             Your kind and wel-come letter came safely to hand yesterday and I thank you for it.  I wastruly glad to learn that you were welland prospering at home.  My healthremains good and I … Continue reading

1863 Feby 13-15 Mississippi River

               Mississippi river                   Feby 13th 1863My Dear Parents                    We have at lastreached the River of riversLast Monday afternoontook on board Pilot aboutforty five miles from the southWest Pass and about mid=night anchored out side thebar.    Providence has favored uswonderfully.   we … Continue reading

1863 February 13 Norfolk, Va.

             Camp 7th New York Battery                   Norfolk, Va. F 13th 1863                          My Dear WifeYours of the 8th received and perusedAnd as there is not time like thepresent for improveing opportunityI have embraced it And althoughthere is not much News … Continue reading

1863 February 14-August 16 Heed 91st Ohio 13406

1863 Diary of Captain Zachariah Heed, 91st   Regiment, Ohio Infantry  13406 [This 1863 diary is the first of two diaries by Captain Heed.  It measures 3 ¾” X 5 ¾” and is covered in black leather.  It is written in … Continue reading

1863 Feb 14-Dec. 29 Hunter

     Feb. 14th’’63.Early this morningthe sun shone out bright-ly, but before long itwas obscured by clouds, –shortly after noonit commenced rain-ing & has rained allafternoon & continuesunabated, (9 P.M.)Although to-day isSt. Valentine’s day, Ihave rec’d “niver aletter.”Feel quite well to-day. … Continue reading

1863 February 13 Newport News

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey] Fri 13. Cool, clear, distributed papers & temperance tractsthro. whole regt, took stroll – made sketches of map – [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards] … Continue reading

1863 Feb 14-1863 March 1 Butler

Sat 14.  Fine, but cool – had windows put in our house –we are living well now – Dr. Reily went home   Dr.Bateman returned   visited hospl. letters fr. Tilly &Mr H – Hear that 9th A. C. is … Continue reading

1863 February 13 Murfreesboro

[from the diary of Captain William F. Hunter, Co. B., 97th Ohio Volunteers]      Feb. 13th,’63.Still regaining myhealth, & strength.Clear nearly all day,but quite cool. [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards] MSS 10547-bm