September 17, 1863

Considerable skirmishing today … About 4 o’clock the Yankees left their breastworks for what is not known.  Gen. Lee came to where my 1st piece is.  Think he is looking to see how the defences are.

Received letters from home today under date of June 30th.  Came to the conclusion they were rather ancient.

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

August 23, 1863

No change of camp.  Am very tired of staying in camp so long.  Have not had a fight for over 1 ½ months.  Hope it will not be long ere we have another one.  Am in need of a great many articles which only the Yanks can furnish at the present time.  Want to get new horses & harness for guns & clothing for myself.  Rec’d 2 letters from home July 1st & 20th.

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