Monday, February 4, 2013

1863 January 30 Norfolk

[from the signal message book of Lt. Thomas S. Seabury, 3rd New York Infantry]

Jan. 30th  Patterson 12 1/2 P.M.
   To Col. Wardrop
         There is fighting going on
          8 miles beyond Suffolk.
          Be vigilant
                        E.T. Viele Brig. Gen.


Jan. 30th  11 P.M.
      To Gen. Viele
      Any later news from Suf
     folk? When did the firing
                       Col. Wardrop


Jan. 30  11 1/2 P.M.
       To Col.Wardrop
             No report from Suffolk
             tonight.  Rebels were fal
             ling back at noon.
                         E. T. Viele
                         Brig. Gen.

MSS 10781

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