1862 April 30 Western Virginia

[from the diary of James Dismore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio]Wednesday, Apr. 30, ’62 This morning early wewere mustered andwhilst at breakfastwere ordered to fallin struck our tentsand started earlymarched about 10miles and campedsoon after noon. theCavalry … Continue reading

1862 April 30 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] Wednesday 30–Another most disagreeable[?] wind and rain most ofthe day.  I have never known sucha season–Heard that … Continue reading

1862 April 29 near Yorktown, Va.

Camp Near YorktownApril 29thDear Cousin I received your letter of thesixth since I have bin at this place anwas glad to here from you all.  I wouldhave ritten to you be fore now but wehave bin posted on the out post an … Continue reading

1862 April 29 Fort Albany, N.Y.

Fort Albany  Apr 29/626 o’clk P.M.Beloved Wife,  [Priscilla]I received your last abouthalf an hour ago.  I thought as I had nothingto do I would write you a few lines–Ithas been raining most of the day, but hasnow cleared away and … Continue reading

1862 April 29 Staunton, Va.

[from the diary of Joseph Addison Waddell, former editor and owner of the Staunton Spectator] Tuesday night, April 29, 1862. The feeling to-day has been more hopeful. New Orleans  not occupied by the enemy at last dates, Gen. Lovell suspected  … Continue reading

1862 April 29 before York Town

[from the diary of Samuel Johnson of the 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]                        April 29th To day the cannonading at the Pointcontinues quite heavy and rapid.  also abrisk fire … Continue reading

1862 April 29 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]                         Tuesday – April … Continue reading

1862 April 29 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill,  refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Tuesday 28  [sic]–Sewed all morning–& at night attended theyoung ladies concert–Money for the NC Gunboat fund–They performed very well–& no doubt made over a hundred dollars as the Chapel … Continue reading

1862 April 29 Camp No. 3, 10 miles South of Raleigh, Va.

[from the diary of James Dismore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio]Tuesday, Apr. 29, 1862Went for milk thismorning also this eveGuard mounting andParade with DrillWrote letter to Levi KressHave news this eveningthat New Orleans hasbeen takenCloudy with somerain … Continue reading

1862 April 29, New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding,  Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] TuesdayApril 29 Had a very good beat where Iwas, but did not sleep very welllast night.  Lay on the counter with PhineasRead some to day and washed my clothesHad … Continue reading