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Opening: 44 verso, 45 recto
Date(s) of entries: October 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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Inspection & review of this division of Cavalry by Gen. Rosser & an Inspector Gen. sent by Sect. War for that purpose Regt. ordered to be in readiness to go on picket tomorrow. Start at 8 oclock A M. To releive 12 Regt. Had Regimental drill on foot this evening All perfectly quiet. Weather clear & cold. Made a goose of himself


Regt went on picket this morning, I played sick & did not accompany the Regt. on picket, but went to Mount Jackson, where I have spent a very pleasant day. Returned to camp late this evening. Weathe clear & cool.


Regt. is still on picket All is perfectly quiet. This Brigade received orders late this evening (after night) to prepare for a march Brig was soon in readiness & moved off 11th Regt. was releived by Imbodan's command & the whole Brig. moved over to Page Valley. Weather Cloudy


Arrived within two miles of Luray this morning about 4 oclock A. M.; where we stoped a short while to repose. From this place we started about 8 oclock A. M., passed through Luray, & went up the Hawk's bill, grazed our horses & slept all day. camped close by at night, no rations in hand. Weather cloudy


Heavy rain last night most of the boys got slightly wet myself among the number I left the command this morning to come to Culpeper County to get a fresh horse & to attend to other business. After a tiresome & lonely day's ride, I put up late at Mr Wilson's in the lower edge of Rappahannock Co Weather clear & cool.


Arrived in Culpeper County this morning, Staid last night in Rappahannock County, at a Mr Wilson's got to Mr Thompson's early this morning, found everything in a flourishing condition in Culpeper, plenty of good apple brandy to drink. Weather clear & mild

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