Monday, August 29, 2011

1861 August 29

[From the diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys, 42nd Virginia Infantry, Co. E]

Day rather rainy – In morn-
ing wrote to Father & Mother.
in evening read [word lined through] 5 Chap
in bible. Today our pickets
came in contact with the
Yankees. some firing done
2 [number lined through] Yankees taken prisoners
and 3 killed, one of our men
killed one wounded. I started
on picket but did not go.

MSS 5526

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