Saturday, May 12, 2012
1862 May 13 Camp Bullock near New Bern, N.C.
from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts]
May 13 Was detailed for picket but the Major
sent twelve of us back, and we
went out about a couple of miles scouting
but did not see anybody, staid round
the rest of the day. Had a good talk with
Frank to-night, News came to night confirm-
ing the sinking of the Merrimack and the
occupation of Norfolk.