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2 September 1862: “We are safe I suppose now from the pursuit of the enemy, who has driven us 80 miles…”

Item description: Entry, dated 2 September 1862, from the diary of William Penn Lloyd (1837-1911) of Lisbon, Pa., 1st Lieutenant, A.A.G., First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Calvary during the Civil War. In this entry, Lloyd writes while on the retreat from the Union … Continue reading

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31 August 1862: “where now the brave sons from every loyal state lay cold and rigid in the embrace of death, or fate still worse…”

Item description: Entry, dated 31 August 1862, from the diary of William Penn Lloyd (1837-1911) of Lisbon, Pa., 1st Lieutenant, A.A.G., First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Calvary during the Civil War. In this entry, a continuation of his 29 August and 30 August … Continue reading

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30 August 1862: “We hear of battles, and read descriptions of them; but it is only when on the field, and a spectator of the scene, that one can realize half their grandeur, or their horrors.”

Item description: Entry, dated 30 August 1862, from the diary of William Penn Lloyd (1837-1911) of Lisbon, Pa., 1st Lieutenant, A.A.G., First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Calvary during the Civil War. In this entry, a continuation of his 29 August entry, Lloyd reports … Continue reading

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29 August 1862: “The sable garb of night settled down on the field of blood, and the weary warriors.”

Item description: Entry, dated 29 August 1862, from the diary of William Penn Lloyd (1837-1911) of Lisbon, Pa., 1st Lieutenant, A.A.G., First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Calvary during the Civil War. In this entry, Lloyd reports on his involvement in the Second … Continue reading

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2 August 1862: “The men are in the army & the women generally have gone farther south. The whole is one wide waste.”

Item description: Letter, 2 August 1862, from Richard Corson, captain in the 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry, to Jared Evans, Esq. Item citation: From the R. R. Corson Papers #5263-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at … Continue reading

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