Friday, June 29, 2012

1862 June 30 Alexandria, Va.

[from the war journal of George Hazen Dana as he later compiled it from letters and diary entries]

                                                 June 30th 1862.
We have just come down from Cloud’s Mills, and embark soon
(I believe) for the position before Richmond, although the
Colonel himself is not sure.          I am writing this on
a box on the wharf – not a very comfortable position –
and my hand is very unsteady after our march in
the heat of the day.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 1530

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