1862 October 31 Purcellville 2.15. P.M.

Hd. Ar. Cav. BrigadePurcellville, Oct 31. 2.15 P.M.To General R. B. Marcy-  Chief of Staff-Gneral, our dispatch of 10.30a.m. marked sent 11.45, is rec’d–   I have sent an Aid to over=take General Bayard with adispatch communicating theinstructions of the General, … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Purcellville 2 P.M.

Hd. Ar. Cav. BrigadePurcellville Oct 31. 2. P.M.To General Bayard     Commanding CavalryGeneral              A dispatch from Gen-McClellan dated 10.30 this morningsays “the General would like tohave a cavalry reconnaissancein force with your command& mine united, for the purposeof ascertaining where the … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Purcellville 4 P.M.

Hd. Qr. Cav. BrigadePurcellville, Oct 31. 4. P.M.To General R. B. Marcy     Chief of Staff. General,                 One of my squadrons hasreturns & reports having drivenin the enemies pickets on theSnickerville & Aldie Pike–capturingtwo carbines & two sabres therebels dropped in … Continue reading

1864 November 8 Plantsville Ala

                  Plantsville Ala                  November 8 1864 Hon Jos. Wheeler    Augusta Ga             Dear Sir,                       Pursuant to in-structions from the General Isend a pocket book the pro-perty of Lt Meade, taken fromhis person after his decease.Please acknowledge the re-ceipt of it … Continue reading

1863 October 19 Martinsburg, Va.

                     Hd Qrs U. S Forces                     Martinsburg Va                            Oct 19th 1863 Guards & Pickets                            Pass Mrs AnnaM. Chambers to Hagerstown Mdon her way to the north.also one Hat Box andone Carpet Bag–                                  [S?] B. Pierce                                                 Col Comd– MSS 4966-b

1862 October 31 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Friday 31st  Mrs Campbell spent the day with us & in the afternoonMrs Phillips called–Mr John Walker set us down nearlytwo dozen hot rolls for tea, very acceptable, & … Continue reading

1862 October 31 one mile from Boonsboro Pass

[from the diary of John Ward of the 102nd Pennsylvania] Oct 31stMarch at 4 oclockthes morning on forBonsbroo   Pass thau [through]Bonsbro to onemile on the othersidy of Bornvillieand camp forthe Night there   [Written in the left margin: “M … Continue reading

1862 October 31

[from the diary of John Ward, of the 102nd Pennsylvania][Ward has two entries in his diary dated October 31; this one may be a misdate as it precedes entries for the 26th through the 30th of October] Oct 31stWhe in … Continue reading

1862 October 31 Glasgow, Ky.

[from the diary of Captain William F. Hunter, Co. B., 97th Ohio]      Oct. 31st, ’62.Started at 6 A.M.Marched hard un-til 2 P.M. when weencamped aboutfive miles fromGlasgow; stoppingsoon on accountof water.     Robert Reynolds,a member of mycompany, diedvery … Continue reading

1862 October 31 farm near Savannah, Ohio

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, former musician and private in the 23rd Ohio] Friday, Oct. 31, 1862 Helped with theapple butter the boysat work plowing at thepond.  Father came toSpoffords  Mother & Iwent to AshlandMet Alf went withhim … Continue reading