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.

March 25, 2014

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

March 25th. Marching orders received to report at regimental headquarters, Camp Hill, Bolivar Heights, near Harper’s Ferry. A cold rain storm on at this time. On account of a hard cold, with a number of others, went to Harper’s Ferry by cars. There met by ambulance and rode to camp. My first ride in an ambulance. Bad getting around in camp on account of the deep mud. Harper’s Ferry is a side hill town. The Potomac and the Shenandoah on either side. Here the B. & O. R. R. crosses the Potomac into Maryland. Above Harper’s Ferry is located the Jefferson Rock, where one gets a fine view. The scenery at this point is grand. The mountains, rivers, and the valley, and also the great Maryland Heights.

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