Tuesday, May 29, 2012
1862 May 30 Camp Alexander, Va.
[from the war journal (i.e. extracts of letters) of Captain George Hazen Dana of the 32nd Massachusetts Volunteers]
Friday, May 30th 1862.
My dear Parents,
We have just got our tents up,
and I am completely tired out, but must write you a
few lines before I take a sleep. We had a very
tedious passage, continual stoppages taking place, on
account of our train being an extra one -----
Am writing this “on top of a drum, for want of better
accommodation, the officers’ tents not having arrived
on the ground yet. So soon as we get settled,
I shall write more fully.
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]