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George H. Murphy Diary

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Opening: 12 verso, 13 recto
Date(s) of entries: March 26 to 29, 1865
Author: George H. Murphy
Content: Diary

Note: The names "Mattie Huffman" and "Maggie McFall" at the beginning of the entry for 29 March are not in Murphy's hand; they are probably autograph signatures.

Number: MSN/CW 8011-1

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quite cold. been cold for several days. went to hear the Rev (Mr Poole) of 18 Regt Cav. preach a poor shoat. [illeg] bording with Capt. Huddle.

March 27

A bright beautiful morning. drill. got pair spurs from Blackemore [i.e., Pvt. Benjamin A. Blakemore, Co. B, 23rd Virginia Cavalry] for blanket. staid all night at Vanl[illeg].

March 28

Left Mt Solain this morning, got to Churchville at 3 o'clk. Encamped here. Staid all night at Zekes — Few men of the

Company came into 8 of which were mounted, Capt Richardson also came

March 29th

Mattie Huffman
Maggie J. McFall

Left Churchville this morning, to go as Picket at Edinburg with my Company. Co. I and K. encamped at Mt Solan. Spent evening at Mrs McPhalls with Miss Mattie Huffman and Miss Maggie McPhal, Lt. Miller [i.e. 2nd Lt. John N. Miller, Co. I, 23rd Virginia Cavalry] and

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