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George H. Murphy Diary

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Opening: 7 verso, 8 recto
Date(s) of entries: March 7 to 10, 1865
Author: George H. Murphy
Content: Diary

Number: MSN/CW 8011-1

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Mrs Smith here. my wife quite unwell.

Mach 8t

Mrs Smith left this morning. Mary very unwell. Capt. Richardson came down, [2 words illeg] "pops" and whisky which he seemed to enjoy.
The people of Woodstock very much depressed and regard the affairs of the Confederacy as gloomy. God grant this gloom may soon be dispelled with the bright rays of the sun of an eternal and honorable peace.

March 9th

Report that Sheridan and Sherman both whipped. Sheridan retreating by way of Madson [sp. Madison] County towards Culpper [sp. Culpeper]. Bought bay mare "Bonus" from [illeg] Housenfluck [sp. Hausenfluck] for $3000 —

March 10

Took mare to Col. Huddels — day of fasting and prayer. My wife much better to-day. dull day. quite cold and windy. rumors still that both Shermana and Sheridan have been been badly whipped. The former with the loss of fifteen thousand prisoners

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