Private David Nelson Civil War Journal Entry

Saturday July 23, 1863

Nights rather cool now but are warm enough.  This morning got a letter from Libbie & Anson.  Came also pencil & tea.  Go out on picket tonight.  All quiet in our front.

Private David Nelson

117th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Petersburg, Virginia

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Private David Nelson Civil War Journal Entry

Friday July 22, 1864

Our Regiment, after being to the rear for 48 hours, go the front.  The war news from Sherman is quite favorable.  He is now moving upon Atlanta.

Private David Nelson

117th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Petersburg, Virginia

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Private David Nelson Civil War Journal Entry

Thursday July 21, 1864

Do my washing this morning.  After dinner go to 2nd Corps to see Leroy.  We go to the 5th Corps & see E. Dean.  We all write to Libbie.  See General Warren and Lieutenant Fuller, one of our Regiment.

Private David Nelson

117th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Petersburg, Virginia

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Private David Nelson Civil War Journal Entry

Monday July 18, 1864

Do my washing this morn.  In the afternoon go to the 2nd Corps & see Leroy. We go to see E. Dean in the 5th Corps, where we attend preaching.  Our Regiment is relieved & we fall back to the rear.

Private David Nelson

117th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Petersburg, Virginia

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David Nelson Civil War Journal Entry

Sunday July 17, 1864

We lie in front pits.  Get letter from SF Moore. also papers & a book.  Tonight go on picket and we have 2 men wounded, one of them pretty severely Am relieved at 12 o’clock and return to 2nd line.

Private David Nelson

117th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Petersburg, Virginia

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Edward Hopkins Civil War Journal Entry – Back in Syracuse

Saturday July 16, 1864

Arrive at Syracuse this morning at 3 o’clock.  Get a bed at the Kessler house & sleep until 8 o’clock.  Call on Lottie & Charlie & Bryan’s folks.  Hire a horse & carriage & Charlie comes up to Pompey with me in the PM.  Folks very much surprised to see me.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Syracuse, New York

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This week at Onondaga Historical Association…

TONIGHT:

Betty Munro Title 16x48 Join us from 4:30 to 6:30pm for a Members Only exhibit preview of Watercolor Memories: The Artistic Legacy of Betty Munro here at OHA. All paintings are for sale ($425 unframed & $525 framed). Refreshments will be served.

SATURDAY (July 19th)

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Join OHA’s Executive Director Gregg Tripoli, The Summer Cottage‘s author Kathleen Quigley, and photographer Jim Scherzi for a scenic river excursion on the Miss Clayton.

The trip includes owner-guided tours of two privately owned Gilded Age mansions, champagne lunch at the historic Thousand Islands Club on Wellesley Island, and  commentary on the history behind the many incredible “cottages” we will see along the way.

Tickets are $150 per person and include the boat tour, on board refreshments, and lunch. Does not include travel to and from Clayton, NY. For more information or to RSVP contact Lynne Pascale at 428-1864, ext. 314, or at lynne.pascale@cnyhistory.org.  

SUNDAY (July 20th)

Travel with escaped slave William “Jerry” Henry of Syracuse’s famous 1851 “Jerry Rescue” on his journey to freedom in this moving, two-person drama in OHA’s auditorium.

Tickets are $12, $10 for OHA members. Limited seating. Reservations encouraged. Call Karen at 315-428-1864 extension 312 for more information.

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