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Alfred Moore Diary

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Opening: 40 verso, 41 recto
Date(s) of entries: September 30 to October 5, 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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After a very wet night, with blankets exceedingly wet we saddled & resumed our march early in morning, Passed through Appomattox County & into Campbell Struck James river late in evening, Camped within four miles of Lynchburg, tired & hungry, both man & horse. Weather clear.


Started from camp early in morning, passed through Lychburg [sp. Lynchburg] & came out on the old stage road running to Charlottesville, After travelling a few miles, left stage road & bent our course towards the Blue Ridge Mountains. Camped in Amherst County. Clouded up & commenced raining early in morning, raining off & on all day.


Commenced our march early in morning, after a very wet night. Struck the James river about twelve oclock, came through Blue Ridge at the Balcony falls gap or the James river gap, traveled principally on toe path of canal The scenery on this days march has been grand & sublime beyond description. Went into camp late in evening on North fork of James River little [1 line illeg] Rockbridge County Weather clear.


Resumed our march early in morning, Moved up the South Branch of James river, in direction of Lexington. Did not come through the town, passed on the opposite side of river from it. But could see a portion of the place, particular the ruins of the famous old Institute went into camp late. two miles of Lexington on the Staunton road, All soaking wet, heavy rain all day


Have arrived in camp, for night after having a pleasant days march, as far as roads  weather were concerned, Rained all night last night, but cleared off early this morning, & has been a very pretty day, We are all hungry & tired, have no meat rations on hand. Passed through several little towns to day, Fairfield, Midway, & Greenville which place we are encamped near to night.


In our saddles & on the move by 8 oclock A. M. passed through Staunton & down the Valley Pike as far as Mount Sidney Church, when we turned to the left & came in direction of Bridge water Rockingham Co, Arrived near that place and went into camp late in evening, Yankee pickets stand near Bridge water. Weather fair

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