Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1861 August 31

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

Day beautiful – Detailed on
picket this morning. The post
on which I was placed was on
a high hill. To my right at the
foot of hill are our pickets
oblikely [sic] to the right is a Team.
Reg. in full view of me – but con-
cealed from Yankees. Directly
in front on a small hill are
Yankees plenty – watch their move-
ments all day – At night repaired
to an old barn. Read 3 chap. in bible.

MSS 5526

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