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Diary of Orrin Brown—May 2, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, At Sea off the Maryland Shore Tuesday–May 2nd I got up this morning and about the first object of note that met my eyes was three of Uncle Sams Monitors two single Turrit and one double. … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—May 1, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, off Hampton Roads, Virginia Monday–May 1st When I got up this morning I found myself in sight of Ft. Clark on Hattarass Inlett. The boat just haulted long enough for the Pilot to land and then … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 27, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, New Bern, North Carolina Thursday–Apr. 27th The weather still holds out fine beautifull growing weather. I got a pass and went down to Newberne today. The whole City was trimed in mourning even to the collored … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 26, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown— Wednesday–Apr. 26th The nights are just cool enough so that we can sleep comfortable and it comes off quite warm through the day. I caught a little cold yesterday while washing. There was about 300 more … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 11, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, New Bern, North Carolina Tuesday–Apr. 11th We drew our Coffee and Hardtack again this morning and a small piece of Salt Beef but we have notheng to cook it in so it will not do us … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 10, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, New Berne, North Carolina Monday–Apr. 10th We had a fine shower in the night which makes every thing look lively and pleasant in natures line. We were routed out about 6 AM washed ourselves and got … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 9, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, New Bern, North Carolina Sunday–Apr. 9th We reced. orders last night to be ready to march at an early hour monday morning. There was a quite a display of fireworks last night in the line of … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 8, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Saturday–Apr. 8th It has been very warm today. The regt. did not drill any today but they had dress parade at 5 PM. We drew 3 days rations of Hardtack 5 of Coffee … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 6, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Thursday–Apr. 6th I wrote another letter home this morning, I do not feel as well today as I did yesterday. We reced. the news of the fall of Ricmond Va. today with 25,000 … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 5, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Wednesday–Apr. 5th The day has been very warm and sultry. I have been quite unwell today and did no duty, the regt. had Company drill AM. We drew one days rations of Softbread … Continue reading

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