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Alfred Moore Diary

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Opening: 8 verso, 9 recto
Date(s) of entries: February 3 to 8, 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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Started this morning for Loudon, on my fresh horse, A little bit more agreable than riding a broken down horse, stoped for night in Fauquier Co at a Mr Pane's Weather very cold & slightly snowy.

Saturday 4

Started early this morning for Mr Wilson's Loudon Co Stoped at Mr Utterbacks near Salem & took dinner. A false alarm came, Yankees reported to be in Salem. Came through Salem & Middleburg, Arrived at Mr Wilson's after night found all family well Weather moderate.

Sunday 5

Some excitement through the country, Yankees reported to be in various places in the neighborhood, which keeps us all in a state of constant alarm. Slept out to night in an old house for fear they might come & search houses after night Weather clear & cold.

Monday, FEBRUARY 6, 1864.

For a wonder to day has passed off, without there being any alarm from the Yankees. Went to Middleburg to day and to Mr Sullivans Saw Miss Liza Sulivan, an acquaintance of my younger days Weather pleasant & a little cloudy.

Tuesday 7

Commenced snowing early this morning & has continued to snow all day. But notwithstanding the weather, we had a little surprise party to night at Mr Wilsons, Collecting a few ladies & gentlemen together & had a very nice time Danced until two oclock at night. Brought the ladies behind us. Fashion there war times, owing to the scarcity of horses & vehicles

Wednesday FRIDAY 8

Spent the day principally in sleep, Making up for time lost last night. Has been quiet all day. Weather clear & cold, Snow about 8 inches deep, Fine sleighing

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