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Opening: 47 verso, 48 recto
Date(s) of entries: November 11 to 16, 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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Resumed our march early this morning, crossed Cedar Creek & went down a mile or two where we came in sight of a Yankee Cavalry force, did not engage them, remained in position until after night, then fell back across Cedar Creek. Yankees followed us to the creek. Regt. skirmished with them there, until late in night. Company on picket at a ford higher up creek.

Weather turned very cold last night & has continued so all day.


The Yankees after following us up last night, retired but came back to see us early this morning Attacked them & ran them two or three miles capturing about forty of them, with their horses &c. They reinforced upon us and drove us back across the creek with some loss Yankees crossed the creek continuing to follow us up when a portion of Wickham's Brig charged them on the flank & drove them back in great confusion capturing a good many of them.

Company lost one man wounded Selly Ball [i. e., Pvt. William Selwyn Ball, Co. I, 11th Virginia Cavalry] who received a painful wound in knee joint

weather very cold Camped for the night opposite Fisher's Hill


Early's Army moved down at the same time we did, but they made no attack upon the Yankee Army. This appears to have been a Stragetic movement Everything commenced moving back up the Valley this morning. Cavalry went into same camps they left. Infantry did not quite reach their camps to night Weather very cold, with furrys of snow falling off & on all day


Reinstated in our old camps, all is quiet, to day has been a day of rest no drill. Weather continues very cold.


Nothing of unusual interest has transpired to day. A part of Early's army is on the move up the Valley, destination not know publicly. Regt drilled on foot this morning. Weather clear & cold.


Got ready to go on picket to day, it being our usual time, but did not go owing to some cause or other. Weather clear

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