1862 July 31 near Warrenton, Va.

[from the diary of Ephraim Wood, Co. C, 13th Massachusetts]       Thursday    July 31st/62 Clowdy          Monthly inspectioncame off this morning at SevenO clock, after which I went witha party of others down to … Continue reading

1862 July 31 Camp Green Meadows.

[from the diary of Charles Hay, Private Co H, 23rd Ohio]   Camp Green Meadows, July 31st, /62     The prevalence of that disease, whichalways more or less affects the general healthof @ camp, Diarrhoea, had become so marked,as to attract … Continue reading

1862 July 31 Camp at Green Meadows

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] Thursday, July 31 ’62Raining all forenoonfinished letters toFather also wrote oneto Jennie Langan Have been lyingaround most of theday listlessParade & Drill Playedon the  [?]The boys … Continue reading

1862 July 31 Fredericksburg, Va.

[from the diary of Dr. Brodie Strachan Herndon] 31st  Miss MargaretBarrett is untiring and by day& night ministers to our poorchild’s suffering.  Lately Lucy &Miss Margaret have alternatedin their nights attendance.  Nannieseems to prefer them.  This evening sheleft bequests and … Continue reading

1862 July 31 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Thursday 31st—It has been raining all day & would have been lonely within doorshad there not been public speaking at the Hotel–Mr Guthrie our Host addressed the crowd on … Continue reading

1862 July 31 “Clifton,” Fauquier County, Va.

1862 July 31 [from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler] Hearing there were shoes & cotton at Mr Porterswe walked down but he denied have[sic]said that he had any to sell & we boughtsome yarn & returned.stopped at the … Continue reading

1862 July 31 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army] Thursday 31 Heavy rain story about daylight–rained slightly nearly allday–Dispatch dated yesterday fromGwatkins–Eugene still sick withfever and disordered bowls–afterwardsanother telegram of … Continue reading

1861 July 31 Clarke County, Va.

[fromt he diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date] This has been a sad day to me.  I have been looking over old letters preparatory to burning, since the raid of the Germans who scattered relics … Continue reading

1861 July 31 Camp near Madison C.H.

July 31st Camp near Madison C.H.Dear Sister       I will attemptto write you a fewlines in addition towhat is enclosed tolet you know thatI am well and ingood spirits except nowand then, when wewere short of rationswhich is very often [page … Continue reading

1862 July 31 Camp near Mechanicsksville

Camp near MechanicksvilleJuly 31. P.M. 1862 Dear Charley:    I have broken my trunk key& in consequence have to write with pencil,a plan I once affected, but now condemn–I have the pleasure of sending herewith yourapplication duly signed, & I … Continue reading