Wednesday troops moved down near Woodstock and ordnance trains camped near Mt. Jackson.
Thursday troops moved on down to Fisher's Hill and beyond Strasburg, Conner's brigade engaging two brigades of enemy and driving them across Cedar Creek, General Conner being wounded.
About 1 P. M. that day, I left camp near Mt. Jackson and rode to Q. M. train, staying with Major Tanner that night.
Yesterday morning joined division in line of battle about a mile and a half from here, and reemain here long.
Expect we will be found in trenches at Richmond soon.
Camp near New Market (1/2 mile） Wednesday, October 26, 1864.,
The cannonading heard last Wednesday meant something.
That morning General Early attacked the enemy on Cedar Creek, and drove them at least three miles, taking twenty pieces of artillery, wagons, ambulances, and about 1,500 prisoners, but unfortunately he stopped beyond Middletown about 10 A. M., and would not renew the attack.
Meanwhile the enemy reorgan
ical Society Papers the following interesting diary of a Confederate officer, and well-known educator, Professor James Mercer Garnett, Ll. D.]
November 30th, 1864.
Private Diary from August 5th to November 30th, ‘64, covering time from last trip across Potomac to return of ordnance trains to camp near Staunton, about two miles out on Waynesboroa road. Troops still at New Market, but expect them back soon, and think we will go into winter-quarters between Staunton or Waynesboroa and Port Republic, unless Mars Robert wants us down at Richmond.
Camp near Hainesville, Friday, August 5th, 1864.
Moved from our camp near Winchester day before yesterday evening, and camped that night at Bunker Hill.
Moved from there to this point (15 or 16 miles) yesterday, and now about to start on my fourth trip across the Potomac.
Hope old Jubal knows what he is about, and haven't much fear of danger to the expedition, for he is, if possible, too cautious.
Finished my Property Return day bef