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Pleasants Murphy Diary

Identifier: Mss. MsV D5
Scope and Contents Diary, 1814 September 9 -1815 April 23, kept during military service in Captain [?] Otey's Company in War of 1812. Concerns line of march from Liberty (now Bedford), Va. to Richmond and discusses prices of items in Richmond and drills, and rations at the camp at Fairfield. Murphy spent 9 October to 26 November 1814 away from his unit, recovering from a broken arm. Diary concerns trip back to Bedford County and a trip to Pittsylvania County. The volume includes a description of Williamsburg and...

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  • Subject: Richmond (Va.)--History--19th century X
  • Names: Wirt, William, 1772-1834 X