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Opening: 5 verso, 6 recto
Date(s) of entries: March 5 to 6, 1865
Author: George H. Murphy
Content: Diary

Number: MSN/CW 8011-1

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I am disgusted with this mode of life. we should certainly make a greater effort to join our Brigade to return over the Valley and collect our companies, but one man, Hogsett, of my company present, would go to the pike and attempt to do something there, but no amunition: was ever men in such a fix: thank Heaven I am nither in command or burdened with the responsibility. this is sunday and a beautiful day overhead. froze hard last night, but the rods in a miserable condition. Left Stribling Springs at 10 1/2 o'ck AM

having heard that the [illeg.] would be in the Valley to-day, fed at Churchville in Agusta County about 3 o'ck P M, and arrived here, Burke's Mills, at 9 o'ck, stop again few horses and got something to eat for ourselves.

March 6

Left Burkes' Mills at 1 1/2 o'clk AM. passing through Harrisonburg just at day-light, overtook Genl. Rosser at Lacey's Springs who was skirmishing with the enemy, from 800 to 1000 — guarding about one thousand prisons captured from Genl. Early at Waynesboro on the 3d inst,

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