Thursday, November 1, 2012

1862 November 2 Berlin, Va.

[from the diary of John Ward of the 102nd Pennsylvania]

Nov. 2nd

at Camp Nere Boodien Md
the firing cominske
this mornegin at
8 oclock at
Chalis Wown [Charlestown] Va
the trops was croeng [crossing]
the Potmac Revor
all Night and
amgneshan town

Pass over the Rever
last Night into Via [Virginia]
and Whe are Readey
At a montes Notice
To march With
Thre Days Reshone [rations]
in our averscake [haversack]
genl Mclallan  moved
is queaters over
the Rever to Day
into Viregna
the[y] Crased at 9 A.M.
at Berlen on the
Potomac Rever
Genl [--]
crossed to Day at
7 A.M. into via [Virginia]
at Berlen across
the Potomac Rever
at 9 oclock the
fringing [firing] is verey
havey [heavy] at this
time  9 A.M.

Brought over
Nov 2d  /62
Sent a leter
Home to Day
the fight to Day
was at Smikers [Snickers] Gap
in the Blew mountins
Whe Reccced orders
March to morrow
Morngn at [number lined out]
8 oclock A.M.
[Written in the margin: “The Regt got New Clouse to Day.”]

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12913

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