Friday, August 31, 2012

1862 September 1 Leesburg Road near Fairfax, Va.

[from the diary of Ephraim A. wood, Co. C., 13th Masssachusetts]

                     Sept 1
     Monday Afternoon.  We marched
towards Fairfax.  When within about
two miles of there we crossed over on
the Leesburg road, and marched on
this road about a mile, where we
found troops drawn up in line
of Battle.  We went into line of Battle
behind a fence used in the edge
of a woods.  There was another line
of Battle in the woods ahead of
us and before night there was
quite a battle but we were not

brought into it.  We layed behind
this fence till nearly noon the
next day.  It rained hard the
better part of the afternoon
and the first of the evening.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12021

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