Thursday, November 8, 2012

1862 November 6-9 northern Virginia

[from the diary of Frank C. Fitzhugh of Cutshaw's Battery

Thursday 6
Commenced moving about
11 A.M. Continued all day
recd orders to move late in
the evening, harnessed the
horses but did not move.
Remained all day in camp

Friday 7
Commenced Snowing
about 11 A.M. continued
all day. kept horses
harnessed all night.
Very cold night

November Saturday 8                                              
Wrote to Mama by
Lieut Bibb.
Kept horses harnessed
all night expecting to

Sunday 9
Started from camp about
light this morning went
about ¼ mile up the
road to Middletown,
and returned to our
camp about 11 Oclock A.M.
Horses harnessed all night

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 4448

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