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Opening: 38 verso, 39 recto
Date(s) of entries: September 17 to 23, 1864
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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Saturday 17

     Came back to our old encampment arrived about 2-oclock P. M. dirty & tired. And exceedingly well pleased with our expedition.
     Weather — little cloudy with some rain.

One man wounded in Company P Cooney

Sunday 18.

     Washed and fixed up — feel something like we have an idea a white man sometimes feels. Weather clear & cool.


All quiet in camp — Inspection of Horses by Capt. Canon, good many broke down horses — Dress parade on foot a would be speech by Maj McDonald Special order by lord Funsten [i. e., Col. Oliver Ridgeway Funsten, 11th Virginia Cavalry] reducing Commissary Sergt Hause [i. e., Sgt. Jasper Hawse, 11th Virginia Cavalry] to ranks & placing the Commissary department in charge of Lieut Braxton [i. e., 2nd Lt. Albert C. Braxton], Co. H. 11th Va Cav.
     Weather clear


4 oclock P. M. Have Just arrived on picket — releived 12th Regt. — which has been on three days — Whole Regt. is on. — This Brig. pickets the old stage road which is the road upon which the reserve is held — Also picket the Weldon Rail-Road above Ream's Station with which the stage road runs about paralel to Petersburg. All quiet on the outposts. Weather clear & cool.


Regt. is still on picket. From reports of canon near Petersburg — there must have been a heavy engagement near there this morning — The result is not yet known here. I have come to camp too unwell to remain on picket — troubled with Rheumatism. Weather cloudy seems to be preparing for Equinoctial storm


Regt. is yet on picket, All is quiet with the exception of a little canonading which is kept up about Petersburg. I am still indisposed & in camp Heavy rain last night, cloudy & misty to day.


Review of this division by Gen. Hampton. the Regt has not yet been releived from picket. I am still remaining in camp. It has been a day of perfect quietness. Weather still unsettled very cloudy, & little rain

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