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Opening: 18 verso, 19 recto
Date(s) of entries: April 7 to 10, 1865
Author: George H. Murphy
Content: Diary

Number: MSN/CW 8011-1

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to Woodstock at 3 o'clk. found all well at home, and bearing the loss of Richmond better than I expected. Got to Strausburg at 11 o'ck P M. could find out nothing of any importance. [2 words illeg] to W. in the morning. [illeg] and then went

April 8

Got to W. at 8 o'ck A M. left there at 11. got to Gaines Mill where Regt was encamped late in the eve.

April 9t

Set for Picket at Mt. Jackson. Nothing decissive from our army. everything still in doubt. What is to become of us. Can we by any possibility recover from this blow. I am fearful.

April 10th

Raining like thunder. everything quiet. a report that Sherridan with three Regts were captured at the Long Bridge near Farmville.

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