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Lemuel Abijah Abbott, diary

July 21, 1864

“We marched through Leesburg with stars and stripes waving and bands playing national airs, something unusual for us to do without it's a large place. Rumor says that our rear guard burned the place, but I don't believe it, although it has the reputation of being strongly rebel -- a regular hotbed.”


Name: Lemuel Abijah Abbott

Unit: 10th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry , Co. B & D

Document Information

Type: Diary


  • Civilian Support for the Union

Event Location: Leesburg, Loudon Co., VA

Document Origin: Leesburg, Loudoun Co., VA


Abbott, Lemuel Abijah. Personal Recollections and Civil War Diary, 1864. Burlington, VT: Free Press, 1908, 125-6.