Category Archives: Mike M. Hubbert Diary

Preparing for battle

“Thursday. Clear and warm. All our baggage was sent to Manassas this morning and every preparation made for battle,” Quartermaster clerk William H. Hill of the Spartan Band recorded on June 26, 1862. After several days of picket duty and … Continue reading

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Digging in

Gen. Lee had ordered formation of a Pioneer Corps, armed with axes, shovels, spades and picks, and composed of men detailed from each company. As enemy shells continued to fall, establishment of defensive works began all along the Confederate lines. … Continue reading

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Battles: Seven Pines

“A severe battle took place this evening on our right near the Seven Pines. It commenced 1 p.m. and ended at dark. There was a large force engaged on both sides. Our Regt. was held in reserve until near night … Continue reading

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A picket fight

Tuesday, May 27, 1862: “Cloudy and raining,” wrote Minutemen of Attala Private Mike Hubbert. “We had quite a picket fight this morning.” Six of the Winston Guards, sent out at noon as scouts, according to Private Thomas David Wallace, got … Continue reading

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Picket duty in the siege of Richmond

“Saturday [May 24, 1862]. Warm and showery. Heavy Skirmishing all day [on the Chickahominy battle line]. Our regiment left at sunset to go on picket.” Quartermaster clerk William H. Hill’s diary entry (the day the Federals seized Mechanicsville, 5 miles … Continue reading

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Marching and countermarching

The regiment didn’t stay near Richmond long. The men were soon set in motion for other duties, though of just what kind was not explained to them. It turned out to be a lot of hurry up and wait on … Continue reading

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With the sick and dying in Richmond

Throughout the Peninsula Campaign and during their cold, wet and hungry evacuation, the 13th kept contributing its share of the army’s sick and dying to the new Richmond hospitals. Official correspondence on April 26 showed the regiment reduced to 640 … Continue reading

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The Journey: Steamboat down the James River

The 13th spent no time at all in the capital city they would be defending from the Union, but ate their arrival breakfast and then marched down to the landing on the James River. They boarded the steamboat Curtis Peck … Continue reading

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