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March 26, 1862: Pass through Snow Hill

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Diary Entry:
Make an early start this morning. pass through Snow Hill, a pretty little town, the land adjoining is more rolling and appears to be more productive than that in Accomac Co. After passing through Snow Hill, stop to rest under a large Oak Tree, which was literally covered with Mistletoe.

At 12 O’clock P.M. encamp in an old field near a cypress swamp. This camp is as near noplace as I ever want to be. We marched 11 miles today, the mules became exhausted, therefore we encamped early. I feel as fresh now as when we left Camp Wilkes.

Our road today was very sandy. yesterday and today we saw the remains of the blockade which rebels constructed last Fall by felling trees across the road. They had effectively blockaded it, but had to open the road themselves. I noticed many grist mills, generally one story high, and about 20 feet square.

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

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The Second Delaware continued north, mirroring the route they took when marching to Drummondtown in the fall of 1861.

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