November 7, 1863

This book was retaken in the Charge upon the enemies works Nov. 7th.  Lieut. A. M. Riddles who seems by this diary to have been very anxious to meet the Yanks was taken prisoner by a boy belonging to Co. D 5th Maine Reg’t. who found this book and papers in his valise.

The 5th Maine and 121st N[ew] York were to march for N.C. and La.

Diary owned by a succession of soldiers: S.W Croft, Excelsior Brigade USV; A.M Riddle, Louisiana Guard Artillery; C.H. Small, 5th Maine Volunteers [Civil War Miscellany]


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]