University of Notre Dame
Rare Books and Special Collections
Return Home
Topical Collections
Personal and Family Papers
Military Records
Letters and Correspondences
Diaries and Journals
Thomas Benton Alexander
David B. Arthur
Thomas J. Barb
James Boardman
William Cline
Alfred Moore
George H. Murphy
Miscellaneous Manuscripts

  (transcriptions only)

Technical Details
Manuscripts of the American Civil War
George H. Murphy Diary

< previous opening |  index  | next opening >

Opening: 17 verso, 18 recto
Date(s) of entries: April 6 to 7, 1865
Author: George H. Murphy
Content: Diary

Number: MSN/CW 8011-1

(Please click on our Technical Details button at left for more information on
transcription conventions, image scanning conventions, etc.)

17v, 18r      Images: 150 DPI100 DPI

what a sad and terrible blow this is to our poor cause! Will we, can we ever recover from this blow? I fear not. Virginians have heretofore acted in this war with a noble, self sacraficing heroism, but will they in the future, after their poor old Mother has been handed over to the invader, still act as they should in continuing to fight on, untill victory is ours, or the last hope is gone.

are awaiting orders from Genl Lomax, whether we shall retire to our picket line, or move on up the Valley.
a windy, rainy disagreable day.
have 24 men, rank and file for duty in the comy. Regt 120 men.

April 7t

Left the church at daylight. Came to New Market. was sent with three men to Strausburg [sp. Strasburg] to discern the movements of the enemy. got

Transcription last modified: [an error occurred while processing this directive]

< previous opening |  index  | next opening >

  Related Collections:   Colonial & Revolutionary America Early National & Antebellum America American Civil War Modern America Sports

Rare Books and Special Collections

University of Notre Dame
Copyright © 2006, 2009, 2011

Dept. of Special Collections
University of Notre Dame
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Telephone: 574-631-0290
Fax: 574-631-6308
E-Mail: rarebook @