July 21, 1863

Aroused at 3 o’clock this morning to hitch up & be ready to move at daylight.  Crossed the Shenandoah Mountains.  Very rapid marching.  Heard about 12 o’clock the Yankees had left and crossed the Potomac.  Kept on until 3 o’clock P.M. when we camped having marched 20 miles.  Horses & men pretty near broke down.

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


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