[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts Infantry]
Had a very pleasant time on guard
this morning thinking of home and
other things. Went into a blacksmith shop
this morning. the smith was cutting strips from
a plate of iron to make horseshoes of.
went into a house right back of us and got
an old book and two or three pictures &c.
Drilled a little while this afternoon. Wrote
a letter home this evening. Fixed a box to
send home this afternoon.