1862 September 28 Louisville

[from the diary of Captain William F. Hunter, Co. B., 97th Ohio]      Sept. 28th, ‘62The sun shinesbrightly this morning.there was an inspectionof arms at 9 A.M. &preaching, by Rev.McFarland, immedi-ately afterward.Feel well, but tiredto-day. Between 2& 3 o’clock, … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Suffield, Conn.

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis Butler, future chaplain of the 25th New Jersey] Sun 28.  My last Sab. before going to the war –Attended meetg. to organize a mission school –Preached twice – addressed S. School & P.M. … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Sunday 28th  We have all been to Church & Mr. Wingfield gave us agood sermon.  Mr. Johnston read the service, & the congregationwas large–Since Church we have had the … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Fauquier County, Va.

[from the diary of Anne Madison Willis Ambler] As usual did not spenda profitable Sabbath— Read my Bible. Bickersteth onthe Lord’s supper, but I did notenjoy them as I should have done. [entries for September 29 and 30 have been torn … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Lynchburg, Va.

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army] Sunday 28  Beautiful day–nothing bylast nights mail.  Church–largecongregation–nervous headachewhich made me feel verystupid–after dinner a napwhich relieved [my head?] a gooddeal–Called … Continue reading

1862 September 28 Fort Tillinghast,

                              Fort Tillinghast Va Sep 28/62 My Dear Wife,                      I hardly know what to attempt towrite.  Nothing new of importance transpires herefrom day to day.  I was rather disappointed in notreceiving a letter from you last night. I dont findany … Continue reading

1862 Sept 28th Richmond, Va.

1862 Richmond  Sept 28th My dear Mary               I send you inclosed a note from youraunt and from Miss Margaret Watkins, and neednot add that you will always find at Roanoke thesame friends and welcomeyou … Continue reading

1862 September 27, New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts] SaturdaySept 27This morning finished learning the hymnwhile on guard.  Have had the sideachethis afternoon and did not do much but lie aroundJust a year ago to day since I … Continue reading

1862 September 27 Covington Ky

Covington Ky September 27 1862Good morning Uncle and auntI seat my Self this morningwith pen in hand to write yoa few lines.  I received your kindletter on the 26th inst it foundme well and in good SpiritsI am well at present … Continue reading

1862 September 27 “Eudora,” near Leesburg,Va.

[from the diary of Lt. John Tyler of Letcher’s Artillery]     (Sept 27th) Quite cold this morning andthe ladies say, will move me into anotherroom that has a fireplace in, this evening.Mr Braden went to Lovettsville this morning,promised to try and … Continue reading