1861 August 29

[From the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, 42nd Virginia Infantry, Co. E] Day rather rainy – In morn- ing wrote to Father & Mother. in evening read [word lined through] 5 Chap in bible. Today our pickets … Continue reading

1861 August 29 Camp of the 5th M[ain]e

[letter of Hiram Cash a private in the 5th Maine continues] We have been detaled to day to go out andguard the axmen in their work of destroying thewoods about here but it rains very hard, and I donot think … Continue reading

1861 August 29

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox, Albemarel Border Guards and 46th Virginia Infantry] 8 A.M. Rained all night and still it rains–9 P.M. the sun came out beautifully this evening and gave us earnest of fair weather, but as … Continue reading

1861 August 28

[from the diary of Wesley B. Hammond of Co. E, 42nd Virginia Infantry, the Dixie Greys] Day rainy – no drill to day read 7 chapters in bible Commenced reading Flavel’s Fountain of Life. Prayer Meeting at nigh – 1 … Continue reading

1861 August 28

[from the diary of Harrison B. Jones of the 33rd Virginia Infantry] we marched nearly down to farfax Court house to day. we stoped about two hours. and then had orders to face about and march back to camp. there … Continue reading

1861 August 28

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Guard and 46th Virginia Infantry] Raining this morning, not hard, but gentle and steady–9 1/2 P.M. Continued to rain all day–nothing of importance done–taps, lights out and to bed— MSS … Continue reading

[1861] Aug[ust] 28 [Camp of the fifth M[ain]e Regt

[letter of Hiram Cash continues] nothing of importance took place today I with four others of our company went to the fort to work there was 40 men out of our regt up there and as many New York boys … Continue reading

1861 August 28 Head Qrs 8 miles from Alexandria

Dear Father I received our letter of the 27th this Afternoon and was very glad to hear from you. You received mine of the 20th. I wrote one to you the 18th have you received it. I have not seen … Continue reading

1861 August 28 Germantown Fairfax Ct Va

My Dear Wife I recieved your very welcome letter by W. D. Wilkes yesterday, and was very happy to hear of your welfare, I also recieved the socks and shirt &c all right, you ought to see me with my … Continue reading

1861 August 27

[from the diary of Harrison B. Jones, 4th sergeant, Co. H, 33rd Virginia Infantry] to day was quiet nothing of much moment occurred our pickets took a couple of prisoners and carried them to the Juncktion. it rained considerably this … Continue reading