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

Post image for Diary of Josiah Marshall Favill.

Diary of Josiah Marshall Favill.

September 11, 2012

Diary of a Young Officer–Josiah Marshall Favill (57th New York Infantry)

September 11, 1862. In bivouac near Clarksburg, there is great anxiety in regard to the enemy’s movements, which does not, however, prevent our enjoying this magnificent country. The contrast between Virginia and Maryland is so extraordinary, that Maryland seems an elysium, where the most charming and delightful views are unfolded day by day, as in a panorama. Every part appears to be cultivated, and the farms, villages, farm houses and buildings, are models of good taste, and evidences of wealth and enterprise. Some of the country houses indeed are abodes of luxury, which remind one of the stately homes of England.

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