July 24, 1863

At 2 ½ o’clock this morning the company was waked up.  Marched on Front Royal road 10 miles.  Took road to right for Middletown.  Marched through Middletown to Strasburg.  Camped 2 miles beyond Strasburg, having marched 24 miles today.  Very hot weather, horses & man[!] very much fatigued.  In the advance today.  Camped at 9 o’clock.  Rested for 3 hours toady, unhitched & unharnessed horses  Changed horses in 4th Caisson 4 times.

Diary of A.M. Riddle [Civil War Miscellany]


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