Item description: Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Infantry, comments on his company’s movements while in eastern North Carolina, near New Bern. The march was a part of the Union Army’s expedition from New Bern to Trenton and Pollocksville. See the entry for 21 July 1862 for a map of his route.
Item citation: Diary commencing Oct. 14, 1861 – ending Sept. 20th, 1863 / Newton Wallace, VCC970.742 W19d, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill.
More about this item: Eighty-nine page quarto diary, with entries for nearly every day from October 1861 to September 1863 and including entries for distances traveled totaling by Wallace’s figuring 2876 miles.
25th had orders to be ready to march this afternoon with 3 days rations line was formed at 3 pm oclock & we in company with 25th artilery PM pieces of aedo of cavalry Master.
out on the trent road marched 25 miles & then camped in a corn field .