1863 February 12 St. Helena, S. C.

[from the diary of Sgt. Robert Larimer, Co. C., 62nd Ohio Volunteers] Thursday, February 12, 1863 Company drill & inspection daya[s] well [as] dress parade – warm39 Ill. reg. paid MSS 38-129

1863 February 12 Norfolk, Va.

[from the Signal Message Book of Lt. Thomas S. Shepherd, 3rd New York Infantry] Feb. 12th        To Lt. Van Winkle               Are you engaged to-               morrow?  If not, how about               our excursion from Norfolk.                          (Signed) Lt. Field MSS 10781

1863 February 12 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, former newspaper publisher and civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.] Thursday night, February 12, 1863. Last night, just before going to bed, Va partly wound up the striking side of our mantel piece clock — … Continue reading

1863 February 19 Waddell

Reported to-day that Gen. Hood is coming to the Valley, with his division. Our army seems to be coming away from Fredericksburg, as the Yankees on the other side of the river are leaving. Things look rather dark. Gen. Beauregard … Continue reading

1863 February 12 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Thursday 12th  Threatning rain – Warm & damp – Mrs Campbelldisappointed in getting off – No Hillsboro Hack came-After dinner the Miss Martins called – & begged me to … Continue reading

1862 Nov 30-1863 Jan 3 Hunter

     Nov. 30th, ’62.Still in camp.In compliance withthe spirit and letterof the recent proc-lamation of thePresident, the labor of to-day has been“reduced to the mea-sure of strict ne-cessity.”Inspection of arms, &preaching this fore-noon. Raining somethis P.M.Dress parade at 4P.M. … Continue reading

1863 February 11 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts] Went out to drill this forenoon under Uptonand had a very good drill.  This afternoonI washed my clothes and read some.  It has been apleasant day.  Got a good … Continue reading

1863 February 11 Newport News, Va.

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey] Wed 11.  Cool & cloudy, went by Govt. boat to FortressMonroe for mess supplies – very successful – backin three hours.  Officers hilarious with good … Continue reading

1863 February 11-12 Murfreesboro

[from the diary of Captain William F. Hunter, Co. B., 97th Ohio]           Feb. 11th,’63.Still recovering health& strength, I hope.Clear & pleasant to-day.Have pains in my joints, premonitory,I fear, of rheumatism.I neglected to mention,in its proper place, thatthe country … Continue reading

1863 February 11 Charleston, Va.

[from the diary of Captain Zachariah Heed, 91st Ohio Volunteers] 11.Charleston Va   Wednesday morning, passed the Examination all right   was told by the President I had answered all of the questions better than any Officer who had been before the … Continue reading