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 outer
line of fortifications.  The day has been
cloudy, and at times rains very hard.

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 8493

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