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Opening: 16 verso, 17 recto
Date(s) of entries: April 4 to 6, 1865
Author: George H. Murphy
Content: Diary

Number: MSN/CW 8011-1

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and after serious fighting was repulsed leaving his (Grants) dead and wounded in our hands.

April 5t

A prospect for fine day. Still on picket at Jackson's School House. Expect to be released tomorrow Thursday. Recd notice at 11 o'ck that the enemy were advancing. fell back to Forrestville. At 8 'ck moved across to New Market. there met the Regt. and moved to one mile

and a half beyond Lacey's Springs, between Harrisonburg and the latter place, to a church, where we remained all night. The enemy came up to Hawkins Town about 4000 cavlry under command of Genl Torbet.

April 6t

Still at the church. The enemy have retired towards Winchester. Have just heard of the evacuation of Richmond: oh:

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