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George H. Murphy Diary

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Opening: 3 verso, 4 recto
Date(s) of entries: March 2 to 4, 1865
Author: George H. Murphy
Content: Diary

Number: MSN/CW 8011-1

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an order from Rosser to report to him at Mt. Crawford bridge. Made the attempt, but when got in sight of pike found enemy had passed up. Made several efforts to get to pike, but failed. Came to Mt. Solan [sp. Mt. Solon]. remained all night.

March 3d. Came to Stribling Springs. hand very sore. [illeg] Kenney [i.e., Mr. Chelsey Kenney], propritor of Springs, and his wife very kind. Still rainy waters very high. remain here all night.

March 4t

The day spent in rolling ten pins. cannot learn whether our Brigade

has left Pendelton for the Valley. am in a quadny what to do. The enemy are between Staunton and Waynesboro. No possible chance of getting there. The roads miserable. The water courses higher than they have ever known to have been before. do not like the idea of laying here idle when we know how badly in need of Cavlry. Genl. Early is, but to get to him is impossible. Old "Soloratus" is nearly "gone up". am afraid will not last me much longer. am much distressed at the idea of family being in enemies lines. Still firm in my determination not

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