[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts]
quite a frost this morning
the coldest night since leaving
Annapolis. Had a company drill this
forenoon, and also this afternoon. Vance
was up here to see me t his forenoon
also Capt Liscomb and Mr Coyles[?] Saw
Dr Hitchcock and spoke with him. Rainy
this evening. Have been reading "Dunallan
or "Know what you judge" this evening.
Like it much. Wrote Henry Russell to day
Grace Kennedy's "Dunallan" was a popular novel of life in Scotland centered on the doings of Lord Dunallan's family.