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Opening: 6 verso, 7 recto
Date(s) of entries: March 6 to 7, 1865
Author: George H. Murphy
Content: Diary

Number: MSN/CW 8011-1

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Am now between Dr Rices and Roods [sp. Rude's] Hill, the enemy occuping the latter position: have been here for the last three hours. varius surmises why the enemy do not go on. have too small a force to compell them to leave by direct attack. [illeg] very high in their rear at Mt Jackson, one cause, it is supposed why they do not go on: have just been given me two buiscuits by Mr. Ritnour [i.e., Pvt. Phillip W. Ridenour, Co. A, 23rd Virginia Cavalry] from H-burg [i.e., Harrisonburg], first have had to eat since 9 o'clk last night about 5 o'ck.

a dark moved back on the pike to within two miles of New Market staid all night;

March 7t 1865.

in the morning Rosser order charge. The enemy occupying Rude's Hill, drove the enemy from there but were driven back, two hours afterwards charged in Means [sp. Meem's] bottom, again driven back, the enemy made their escape, crossing at Neffs ford,
from which point Rosser turned back and went to Harrisonburg. Came on down in company with Capts. Brown, Adam Adams and Richardson, and Lt. Cushing. Got home at 4 o'ck. found

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