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    Union Soldier's 1862 Diary Written By Lt. Alonzo E. Libby of the 4th Maine Vols. Content includes descriptions of the Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Days Campaign, Second Bull Run, and much more. In part: "[May 31]...this morning we marched 1 mile to the front at 2 o'clock we were ordered to support of the front who were fighting today was not in the engagement [June 1] Lay on our arms last night at the railway. The fight was resumed this morning about 7 o'clock. At the time I write this (11 AM) 'they run' [June 26] two com[panie]s A &B have been out all day near the enemy. The rest of the Reg is at the Rifle Pits. [June 27] called in the line about noon expect an attack moved down to the Rifle Pits at sunset on guard A & B [June 28] got orders to move in a hurry. Every man took an ax or shovel and we moved to the left to Jordans ford. Partly built a bridge and then [June 29] Encamped on a hill near Jordan's ford. Afternoon. Two cos went down to rejoin a bridge at a ford went back and across to forward to guard the approach to our army. Left and marched to 2 o'clock in morning. [June 30] In line of battle at daybreak. Hard fight today I left the ridge at sunset marched at 10 o'clock toward the left all night in the road [July 1] This morning stopped and lay down in our on the ground I am fairly played out laid by the roadside till near sunset... [August 28] during this time we have been to the Rappahannock River and back on Pickett all the time without any rations except what we took from the enemy and the last line on the page finds the fourth back to Centerville -Jackson within the time has made a raid on Manassas and is now in the vicinity [August 29] The battle of Bull Run No. 2 has been fought today and at dark the firing has not ceased. [September 1] Started from C - at 3:00 PM With a ration of 60 rounds cartridge and one hard cracker good proportion - for we need the bullets before we did the bread [September 2] Fought in the battle of Chan Tilly last night - lost heavily - after the fight was over the Reg lay on the cold cold ground and assumed the March at 2 AM arrived at Fairfax CH at sunrise. "

    Diary measures 3" x 5" and exhibits typical wear. Interior pages are clean.


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