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Opening: 7 verso, 8 recto
Date(s) of entries: January 28 to February 2, 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 28, 1864.

Came to Mt. Jackson to day, found the people in a state of alarm, caused by the Yankees having come up to Edinburg this morning, capturing some of our pickets, (about six) went back this evening. I am at M r Billings', find the family well Weather has moderated some since yesterday.

Monday FRIDAY 29

Remained at Mt. Jackson to day. An alarm came in late this evening from the Yankees, which threw everybody into a state of excitement for awhile, Although there were no Yankees nearer than Strasburg Went over to Rose lawn this evening. weather moderate.

Tuesday 30

Started early this morning enroute for Louden, put up for night at Mr Shanks in Page Co, at the foot & west of Blue Ridge. Weather moderate, considerable snow on ground yet.

Wednesday, JANUARY 31, 1864.

Continued my lonely journey no company except that of my horse. And he is so near broken down that he is low in spirit, which makes him very disagreable company. It takes a severe application of spur to keep him moving at all. Arrived at MrThompson in Culpeper Co to night.


Remained at Mr Thompson's to day.


Remained at Mr Thompson's to day. Had my horse shod &c. Went over to Mrs Wheatty's this evening, became acquainted with several interesting ladies A Miss Pitt, Miss Johnson & a Miss Wheatty, All of whom I found very interesting & entertaining. Weather clear & cold

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