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March 25, 1862: Passed through Horntown

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A map of Cyrus Forwood's progress through the Civil WarDiary Entry:
This morning resumed our march. Passed through Horntown, a village containing about 20 houses, 1 church, 1 tavern and five or six stores or shops. Encamp at night 2 miles from Snow Hill after marching 19 miles. A tiresome march, the road muddy.

See the scanned diary page and a map of Cyrus’ progress through the war.

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With this diary entry, we learn that the Second Delaware left Camp Wilkes (near present day Accomac, Virginia) the day before and marched north. Horntown lies east of US Route 13, and between New Church, Virginia, and the Horntown and Chincoteague Bays. It appears to be not much larger than the town Cyrus described in 1862.

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