Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Civil War Diary of Charles H. Lynch

May 24, 2013

Civil War Diary of Charles H. Lynch, 18th Conn. Vol's.

May 24th. After a night’s rest and breakfast I was very much improved, taking my place in the company. We left the camp at 6 A. M. Sunday morning with drums and fifes, to the tune of Old John Brown, which was kept up until we passed through the town. In this town John Brown had been tried and hung, which event had become history. The town was pleasantly located but showed the effects of the war by its ruined buildings. The scenery was fine looking up the valley. The march continued on towards Berryville, a hot dusty one. It caused many of the boys to fall out by the roadside. After a march of about ten miles we camped for the night near Berryville.

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