Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1861 August 30

[from the diary of Eugene M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards]

This morning brought with it the promise of a beautiful day--had a very heavy rain last night, but this morning dissipated the dense clouds that enshrouded us--we are now in a muddy fix, but this bright sunshine will soon dry the ground and we can again enjoy camp life tolerably well--yesterday upwards of 100 prisoners passed by here from the direction of Summerville. They were taken by Genl. Floyd or some of his command--Building of our fortifications here is progressing rapidly and will soon by complete and almost impregnable--Nothing unusual occurred today--91/2 P.M. Taps---

MSS 38-211

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