1862 May 1 Princeton, Virginia

[from the diary of James Dismore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio]Thursday, May 1, 1862Left camp early thismorning after marchingabout 4 miles came upwith Co C (which had wentout from camp No 3 two nightsbefore) which had just … Continue reading

1862 May 1 New Bern, N. C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding,  Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] ThursdayMay 1 Sat in a stuffed rocking chairon my beat last night. Aftercoming off guard scoured up my thingsand got ready for inspection, but it rainedso we did not … Continue reading

1862 May 1 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford of Lynchburg, Va, former diplomat, bank officer and editor, with five sons in the Confederate Army]Thursday May 1–More rain and disagreeable weather–Letter from Eugene27 ult–also from William, whosends his wife a letter of … Continue reading

1862 April 30 Yorktown, Va.

Yorktown–Bivouac  30th April 1862 Dear Mother,                       Much to my regret I am not able toannounce my promotion as I had somewhat anticipated–As I had led you to believe that I would be upon thestaff I must explain why I am … Continue reading

1862 [April?]

[written some time after the first battle of Kernstown] Maggiewe have not received a letterfrom Bro. Will yet, but Pa sent oneof the colored boys up to Lafayettetoday to ascertain whether CaptDeyerle’s or Mr. Taylor’s has heardfrom the camp.  One … Continue reading

1862 April 30 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Wednesday 30th  Rainy– & very disagreeable–But we aregoing to hear Senior speaking–They young men spoke verywell & had bouquets given in profusion– MSS 6960

1862 April 30 western Virginia

[from the diary of Charles Hay, Co. H, 23rd Ohio] Apr. 30th.     Marched here today, a distance of tenmiles, & camped near the site of anold tannery, which, with the adjacentdwelling=house, has been burned, sincethe war commenced.  You can … Continue reading

1862 April 30 before Yorktown, Va.

[from the diary of Samuel Johnson, 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]                        April 30th To day were mustered for pay.  The rebs(it is reported) are evacuating their outerline of fortifications. … Continue reading

1862 April 30 near Yorktown, Va.

[from the diary of Daniel D. Logan, younger brother of General Thomas M. Logan and a Sgt., Co. B, 1st Special Battalion (Rightor’s), Louisiana Infantry] Wednesday Apl 30th 1862Went to Lee’s House & Yorktown today – gave upmy Enfield rifle … Continue reading

1862 April 30 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding,  Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] WednesdayApril 30 On guard at the first divisionover a secesh house.  Had avery good time, quite a chat with theman in the house concerning the products&c of the north … Continue reading