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Opening: 5 verso, 6 recto
Date(s) of entries: January 16 to 21, 1865
Author: Alfred Moore
Content: Diary

Number: MSN/CW 8010-1

Transcribed by: Rev. Andy Sebesta, c.s.c., and George Rugg 2010

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Monday, JANUARY 16, 1864.

Passed through Warm Springs, County seat of Bath Co. Va, a beautiful little place Camped ten miles west of the springs. Prisoners have had a very hard trip, though they have stood up to it nobly, some few have become unable to travel & have been paroled & left behind. They have had no rations except some beef without any bread since they were captured. To day has been one of the most pleasant that we have had on the entire trip. There has been some falling weather every day & has been excessively cold all the time.

Tuesday SUNDAY 17

Marched about sixteen miles to day & encamped near Glendie's Had to parole seven more broken down prisoners this morning I was detailed to go and impress forage to refund to a gentleman whose entire crop of hay we fed up last night. Our horses have made this entire trip without any grain with the exception of some we got at Beverly.

Wednesday MONDAY 18

Reached camp to day tired & hungry, with bad colds & frosted feet & broken down horses I have had to walk all day my horse not being able to carry me. This has been one of the hardest trips that I have ever experienced. Thirteen days duration of the coldest weather that I ever felt especially in those mountains. Turned the captives over to our Q. at Swope's Depot Regt had to guard them last night

Thursday, JANUARY 19, 1864.

I spent a very unwell night last night & feel very badly to day. Have been in bed mostly all day, Have a deep seated cold which has created a considerable fever. Most of the boys are slightly unwell, but a few days will bring us all right.


All the Regt. except the fourth Squadron has been sent off on detached service. Had inspection to day by Capt Canon [i.e., Capt. Russell H. Canon] Inspector Gen. of Brig

Saturday THURSDAY 21

Received my leave of abscence to day for twenty days. Will not start upon it before next Saturday as my horse is so very nearly broken down. Paid a visit to the Kalorama School, Staunton. Saw my Dulcimer, looks as blooming as a ripe peach. Weather rainy & freezing as it falls. Heavy sleet on the ground

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