Thursday, January 17, 2013

1863 January 1 Norfolk, Va.

[from the diary of Robert Larimer, Sgt. Co. C, 62nd Ohio]

On the 31st Dec 1862 the 62d
Ohio of the 1st Brigade Pecks
Division commanded by Brig-
Gen O. S. Ferry were mustered for
pay it being six months then due
& on the same day received orders to
move at 6 P.M. we were on the train
& arrived at Norfolk at 10 P.M. got off
the cars and were quartered in the Station
house at Wills Wharf & this the 1st day of
Jany we passed in the self same
house waiting for the boat during
the day the negroes of Norfolk num
bering about 5000 celebrated their freedom
as per proclamation of A. Lincoln - a great
many of the boys drank to freely on account of Whis.
being illegally furnished them wrote to C. M Morris
[&?] Louis M. Larimer 174 P.V. started with ten
days rations

MSS 38-129

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