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Alfred Moore Diary

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Opening: 49 verso, 50 recto
Date(s) of entries: November 23 to 28, 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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Came back to camp this [6 lines illeg] crossed the [illeg] above Mt Jackson & came up [3 lines illeg] with little loss


[3 lines illeg] Was called [3 words illeg] this morning [2 words illeg] some men reported to be stealing corn in a field close by went out with five men but could not find the rogues. Weather is clear & cold.


Had inspection of Regt mounted to day by Brig Adjutant Gen, ordered to draw & cook two days rations. Some talk of the Division making a raid in Hardy & Hampshire counties. Weather clear & a little warmer than it has been lately


Started from camp early this morning. this Brig & ? crossed North Mountain through Brox Gap, Camped for night at Mathias on Lost river Hardy County, I had permission to go by way of Mt Jackson which I did Spent a pleasant evening with Miss --- & put up for night at Mr [illeg] Weather rainy.


Left Mt Jackson at Six oclock this morning crossed North Mountain near Orkney Springs, overtook Command at Moorfield 40 miles distant late in evening Command moved soon after I overtook it, crossed over to Petersons Creek grade moved towards New Creek Station on Baltimore & Ohio R R marched all night [3 words illeg] in morning whipped a force of Yankees from Moorefield This evening took 30 prisoners 1 piece artillery 1 wagon, 1 ambulance besides killing good many


After feeding this morning Commenced moving over to New Creek grade, & on [illeg] towards Station until about 4 o clock, when we arrived at Station which was well fortified & [illeg] by about 12 hundred yankees, Infantry Cavalry and Artillery, our advance was dressed in blue, which enabled them to [illeg] the pickets without their giving any alarm to the Garrison

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