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Opening: 51 verso, 52 recto
Date(s) of entries: December 5 to 16,1864
Author: Alfred Moore
Content: Diary

Note: The diary is lacking a leaf between the present 51v and 52r; this bore printed dates running from 8 December to 13 December 1864.

Number: MSN/CW 8010-1

Transcribed by: Rev. Andy Sebesta, c.s.c., and George Rugg 2010

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Reposing in camp still, Brig. is ordered back to Timberville, to go into camp there. 12th Regt went on picket this morning, To releive a part of Wickham's Brigade our time will come next. Weather clear & pleasant,


Moved camp to day, Whole Brig. moved, Now camped near Timberville.
Weather clear & pleasant,


Occupied the day in playing chess principally. Wickham's Brig. started over to Hardy County to day, leaving this Brig to take up the picket line, one Regt is doing all the picketing at a time All is quiet. Weather clear & cool


Returned to camp to day, Had considerable fun shooting patridges, (or rather shooting at them) on our way to camp for our shots were harmless to the birds. Did not kill any, unless we scared them to death. Weather considerable warmer, South wind blowing, Snow melting rapidly.


Received orders (from Gen. Rosser) to take five men and an ambulance and go to Cedar Creek after private S. Ball of this Comapany, who was wounded and left there 12th November at a Mr Jackson's on Back road. Started about 1 oclock P. M. Went by New Market & took in Miss Ball a sister of S. Ball's, Drove to Mt. Jackson & put up for night. Weather cold, roads very icy. Animals smoothe as often found down as up


Had horses & mules roughed this morning & started about 8 oclock A. M. Left Miss Ball at Mr Billings Traveled down Valley Pike to Woodstock, where we turned off & went over to Back Road, Reached Mr Jackson's about 10 oclock at night Had to go in at night to keep from being discovered by Yankees, Got in our camp & started back, Drove until 4 oclock

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