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Opening: 46 verso, 47 recto
Date(s) of entries: November 5 to 10, 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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The alarm of yesterday was caused by a small body of Yankees who followed a scouting party of ours up as far as Edinburg which is on our picket line, Another alarm came in late this evening, which caused us to go through the rouitine of yesterday exactly. Snow clouds have been flying over all day, sending the snow down thick & fast at intervals, cleared off this evening a little warmer


Moved Camp early this morning to Mr Sam Moose's farm on the Shenandoah river about 4 miles from Mt. Jackson and 8 from New Market. All is quiet, the scouting party of Yankees that came up to Edinburg yesterday returned as they did the day before. Weather clear


Started on picket at 8 oclock this morning. releived 12th Regt, Picket reserve is now stationed near Mt. Jackson. Second & fourth squadrons are in reserve this time, while the balance of Regt. is on duty on outposts. Weather a little rainy


On picket still, all is quiet, no news fom the Enemy, Weather continues rainy


Releived from picket this morning by 7th Regt. Returned to camp found the camp moved to opposite side of river between river & Valley pike Received orders this evening to draw & cook three days rations & be ready to move by light to morrow morning


Moved at 8 oclock A. M. on & down the back road. camped for the night on the Narrow Passage creek Weather clear & very pleasant.

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