Tuesday, September 27, 2011

1861 September 27

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale, Co. F, 34th Ohio Zouaves]

it is still raining
this morning and is
pretty cold we can not
fin any place for
to make a fire for
to get Breakfast
there is some body steeles
our wood every morning
if we do not put it
in our tent
we had for breakfast
butter & sweete potato
& beefe & corn bread
and it a raining like
every thing our tent
is gettin pretty well
filled we will have
to go to ditching
soon if it dose not
quit raining soon
it did not quit raining
till late at night but
we slept very well for
2 of us had 5 blankets
to sleep under and on[e]
had 3 which mad 8
for three of us we
slept warm enough

MSS 13405

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