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Opening: 39 verso, 40 recto
Date(s) of entries: September 24 to 29, 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 24, 1864.

Regt. returned from picket — releived by 7th regt — Considerable cannonading about & around Petersburg. News of the second defeat of Gen. Early in the Valley at Fisher's hill. Report of the Yankees advancing as far up the Valley as New Market
Weather clear.


Moved camp to day, near the plank road, running from Petersburg to Dinwiddie Court House, About 12 miles from Petersburg. Heavy cannonading near P. Put in application for 15 days leave of abscence. Offr of day to day
Weather clear & cool.


Received orders to prepare for a move. cleaned arms, had inspection of arms cooked two days rations. &c
Weather clear & cool.


Struck camp at 6 oclock A.M. Commenced our marh at 7 oclock order assigning this Brig to the Valley Army By Gen— Hampton was read to the Brig. After a tiresome days march went into camp late in evening near Whites & Blacks on the South Side rail road.


resumed our march at 8 oclock A. M. kept on the line of South Side road, crossed the Danville Rail Road at Burksville [sp. Burkeville], went into camp late in evening in Pr Edward County near Sandy River chu church. People through this country are very hospitable
Weather a little rainy.


In our saddles & marching at 8 oclock A. M. Passed through Pr. Edward County seat, on direct road to Lynchburg. Country tolerable good People very hospitable, camped for night within five miles of Red-House, late in evening
Weather cloudy & threatening.

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