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]