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Diary of Adolphus Petty Pool

Company D 3rd Virginia Cavalry

 

March 1863

  1. Remained in camp.
  2. Remained in camp.
  3. I went to Culpeper Court House.  The regt.  Remained in camp.  Orders given that there is no fuss to be made after tattoo.
  4. Remained in camp.  Moderate warm and windy.
  5. Remained in camp.  Sick.
  6. Remained in camp.
  7. Remained in camp.
  8. Remained in camp.  Several of the boys got on a drunk at night.
  9. Remained in camp.
  10. Snowing and hailing.  Regt. Inspection of horses.
  11. Remained in camp.
  12. Remained in camp.  Cold and snowing.
  13. Remained in camp.  Cold.
  14. Remained in camp.
  15. Remained in camp.  Cold snowing hailing and lightening.
  16. In camp.  Cold and snowy.
  17. Regt. Orders at daybreak to be ready at a moments warning.  Received orders at 8 to mount.  Met the Yankees at the Rappahannock.  Killed a great many while crossing.  My regt. Made 4 charges.  Drove them back.  Stopped at night.
  18. The wagons ordered back from Orange Court House to the same old camp at Culpeper Court House.  The regt. Remained in camp.  The Yankees -------.
  19. Remained in camp.  Cold and snowy.  Regt. inspection on foot.  Orders read out complementing us for our good charging.
  20. Rgt. remained in camp.  I was detailed to go to Culpeper Court House to unload the train.  Cold and snowing all day.  Nearly a foot deep.
  21. Remained in camp.  Cold and snowy.  Stopped at night.
  22. Remained in camp.  Regt. inspection orders read out.
  23. Remained in camp.  Had a board to condemn wounded horses.
  24. Remained in camp.  Moderate warm and rain.
  25. Remained in camp.  I had my horse condemned.
  26. Remained in camp.  Regt. inspection.  A great many orders read out.
  27. Remained in camp.  Warm and clear.  It is a day set by the President to fast and pray.
  28. Remained in camp.  Cold and rainy.
  29. Remained in camp.  Very windy and cold.
  30. Remained in camp.  Warm and clear.  Regt. inspection.  A great many orders read out.
  31. Remained in camp.  Snowed nearly all day.  6 or 8 inches deep.  Cold.

April 1863