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Alfred Moore Diary

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Opening: 6 verso, 7 recto
Date(s) of entries: January 22 to 27, 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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Sunday, JANUARY 22, 1864

Heavy timber was being crashed to the ground continually last night, owing to the heavy sleet It was really dangeous to be encamped in the woods as we are at present; Great limbs were continually falling last night all around & in some instances on the tents, though not hurting any of the inmates.

Monday SATURDAY 23

It is a gloomy day to day The whole face of the earth presents a sad & gloomy appearance, Has been raining since early this morning; nothing astir except out of doors. except now & then an occasional forage wagon is seen winding its way along with the mules looking like drownd rats

Tuesday SUNDAY 24

Had a visit from some of the fair sex, called in to look at our Beverly goods Weather cleared off last night very cold & getting colder every minute, Called on Miss Wayland this evening, took supper & had a game of whist

Thursday MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 1864

In camp, all quiet Weather clear & cold

Friday TUESDAY 26

Spent the evening at Mr Waylands. Had the extreme pleasure of seeing & conversing with Miss Sue a very interesting daughter of Mr Waylands. Presented her with some hair pins & other little Beverly tricks, for which she made me a very nice shirt, Weather very cold

Saturday WEDNESDAY 27

Started from camp to day on my leave of abscence, Lieut Reid dated my furlough to commence from the first day of Feb., allowing me four days more than my leave of abscence. Came by Staunton called at the Kalorama School to see my cousin. Had the extreme pleasure of her company for an hour in a [illeg]. Staid all night at Mr Sheffers above Harrisonburg. Weather very cold.

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