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Opening: 53 verso, 54 recto
Date(s) of entries: December 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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Before the men had fairly got fixed for the night last night There came an order to be in saddles & move out by four oclock A. M. in direction of Charlottesville & Gordonsville to check a raid of Yankee Cav. threatening those two places Weather very cold. Horses are in such bad trim that not more than fourty men were able to go with Regt.


Command (whole Division) not amounting in numbers to a good Brig. Crossed Blue Ridge at Rock Fish Gap, Moved towards Charlottesville, took up camps for night at Ivy's Depot on Central road, Laid in camp to day. Yankees reported to have been driven back from near Gordonsville by Gen Lomax Command


Command started back this morning for Camp. Wickham's Brig. remained on east side of Ridge. Pain's Brig remained at Waynesborough just on west side of Ridge, our Brig went into camp here for night. Weather still very cold. To day is Christmas day, a very dull one it is


Brigade reached camp to day, rather worn out Horses are in terrible condition, hardly a hundred servicable horses in Brig Weather continues very cold & provender for horses very scarce, Drew pay for myself up to last Nov/64


All quiet in camp Put in an application for leave of abscence today Weather a considerable warmer, Roads are thawing & getting very muddy,


We are all passing of Christmas very quietly & more disagreably, Commenced making off Pay Rolls for company to day. Weather moderate

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