Monday, May 7, 2012
1862 May 8 New Bern, N.C.
[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts]
Got ready to go on guard this
morning. When news came that
were going off after all so we must get
ready. Sent some things home by express
Borrowed a dollar of Ed Brown. Quite
warm and pleasant weather. Wrote a letter
home. May God my father be with me
and preserve me from evil.