Category Archives: Mike M. Hubbert Diary

Dead Yankees yet unburied

Sept. 1, 1862, quartermaster clerk William H. Hill of the Spartan Band wrote in his diary apparently while riding in a wagon or on a horse after leaving the camp at Warrenton Springs. “Monday. ON THE MARCH. Clear and Pleasant. … Continue reading

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The destruction at Warrenton Springs

After another march of 16 miles, this time in the rain—making their eleven day marching total more than 100 miles—the 13th camped near the Warrenton Springs resort, (probably the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, above) southwest of Warrenton. They surveyed the … Continue reading

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The Journey: Joining the rest of the army

After two weeks of marching and picket duty around Malvern Hill, the 13th left Camp Holly on Aug. 20, 1862, a Wednesday, and marched through Richmond. They turned northeast and camped two miles from the city on the Mechanicsville Pike. … Continue reading

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Recon to the river

On Sunday, Aug. 17, 1862, the brigade left Camp Holly at 10 a.m. and marched south 15 miles to the James River “to ascertain what the enemy was doing,” Minutemen of Attala Private Mike Hubbert wrote in his diary. “The … Continue reading

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Chasing the enemy

August 5, 1862. “Tuesday. Clear and warm,” quartermaster clerk William H. Hill of the Spartan Band wrote in his diary. “A brigade review took place in the fields where it is usually held. We have orders to cook one days … Continue reading

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Battles: Malvern Hill

The Union had massed artillery almost wheel hub to wheel hub on the crest of a plateau 150-feet above the James River to cover its retreat to the river from Gen. Lee’s pursuing Rebels. The position had clear fields of … Continue reading

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Battles: Savage Station

The Union army was withdrawing across the Chickahominy River south to the James River, when Griffith’s Mississippi Brigade (including the 13th), part of Magruder’s Division, was ordered to attack the Union rear guard. It was Sunday, June 29, 1862. A … Continue reading

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Battles: Garnett’s Farm

For the larger part of the Army of Northern Virginia, this was the Battle of Gaines Mill, north of the Chickahominy River, a costly but clear victory. The 13th Regiment was south of the river with Magruder’s division (as at … Continue reading

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