Crossed the Potomac
by wading at Williamsport, Md.
, and marched through Hagerstown
A majority of the people seem to be unionists, though there are some delightful exceptions.
Bivouacked at Funkstown
Dined at Mr. Syester
's, a good southerner.
Gave 75 cents in Confederate money for a pound of stick candy.
With Captain Hewlett
and Lieutenant Oscar Smith
, of Third Alabama, called on Misses Mary Jane
and Lizzie Kellar
, young ladies just from a Pennsylvania female college, and heard them play and sing Southern songs.
This was a very agreeable surprise to us all.
Attended Divine services at Methodist Episcopal Church in Hagerstown
At tea met Miss Rose Shafer
, and found her to be a brave Belle Boyd
in her words and acts.
She is a true blue Southerner.
Took up line of march to Pennsylvania
, and passed through Hagerstown
in columns of companies.
Crossed Pennsylvania line near Middleburg
and camped at Greencastle
June 23. Lieut. J. W. Wright
's resignation was accepted, and Sergt. G. W. Wright
was elected in his stead.
I appointed T. H. Clower
, First Sergt.
, and Corp. Bob Stafford
Marched to Harrisburg
and passed through Marion
We see many women and children, but few men. General Lee
has issued orders prohibiting all misconduct or lawlessness, and urging the utmost forbearance and kindness to all. His address and admonition is in contrast with the conduct of the Northern Generals
, who have invaded the South
with their soldiers.
But it is in accord with true civilization.
We cannot afford to make war upon women and children and defenseless men.
Breakfasted with a citizen who refused all pay, though I assured him Confederate money would soon take the place of greenbacks.
Marched through Greenvillage and Shippensburg
rained all day. Had a nice bed of dry wheat straw at night, and slept soundly, undisturbed by dreams or alarms.
Marched through several small towns, and two miles beyond Carlisle
, on the Baltimore turnpike
, at least 25 miles. Ate an excellent supper at Mr. A. Spott
Breakfasted with some brother officers at Mr. Lee
's. His daughters waited upon the tables, and we were served with hot rolls and waffles, butter and honey.
Fried chicken also graced the table, and, I need not say, everything was hugely enjoyed.
I went to an Episcopal Church in Carlisle
, and, after the close of the service, was passing some well dressed ladies, to whom I lifted my hat, when one of them spoke to me kindly and inquired what State I was from, and upon reply told me that their minister was from Florence, Alabama
She spoke very gently and without a word of abuse, or reproof, or remonstrance.
I went alone to the National Hotel
Found an unfriendly and scowling crowd of rough looking men in the office, but I walked up to the desk and registered and called for dinner.
I was late and the dinner was quite a poor one, and was rather ungraciously served by a plump, Dutchy looking young waitress.
I paid for it in Confederate money.
June 29. Crossed Blue Ridge Mountains at a gap at Papertown
, where many of our men obtained a supply of writing paper.
Marched on turnpike to Petersburg
and took the Frederick City road, bivouacking at Heidlersberg.