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Opening: 50 verso, 51 recto
Date(s) of entries: November 29 to December 4, 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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11th Regt came from New Creek Station to Peidmont yesterday, met with some resistance, but succeeded in capturing the place, burned all public buildings captured a quantity of dry goods, boots, hats &c. Company lost one man killed one wounded at this place, left Peidmont about night, marched all night along base of Allegany mountains towards Greenland gap, procuring cattle along the route. Reached gap early this morning crossed & continued to march towards Petersburg, overtook command at Petersburg late to night, whole command camped here for night, after marching constantly two days & nights.


Whole command moved early this morning in direction of Brox' Gap 11th Regt. guard to prisoners, good many of them have escaped by marching after night so much, crossed over to South fork of Potomac 1 1/2 miles above Moorefield, camped for night Plenty forage for our horses but no rations for ourselves, except beef all as hungry as wolves, prisoners especially, poor fellows have no horses to ride, therefore feel the effects of hunger more than we do. I omited to state that we captured 8 hundred horses on the trip


Continued our march towards the Gap, over a very rough road camped for night inside the Gap on head waters of Shenandoah river. Good many prisoners gave out to day from shere exhaustion Turned them over to night to 7th Regt, four hundred & 63 counted, about fifty have been paroled since we started Do not know number of cattle captured on the trip but suppose a good many


This is our 7th days march besides marching two nights in the mean time, Weather has been very pleasant on the whole trip a very little rain has fallen Got to camp late this evening Camped near Crotzer's Springs. Two men of Company are missing making four lost on trip. Entire loss of Div. is not more than twenty men, most of whom were captured by getting drunk & stragling behind.


To day has been one of rest, something that all hands stood in need of I have spent almost the entire day in sleep. Attended Church to night at Edom Sermon delivered by chaplain of 12th Va Cav. Weather pleasant


I am sorry to say that I have spent this day as yesterday asleep nearly all day, Good many of the boys attended service at Edom, Weather clear & slightly cooler than yesterday

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