Tuesday, May 8, 2012
1862 May 9 New Bern, N.C.
[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts]
Left New Berne this forenoon about
nine, I should think. Hired teams
to carry our knapsacks. Marched to the
red House, about twelve miles, stopping
to rest occasionally, Got pretty tired but
was detailed for picket tonight. We pitched
our tents in a field near the house
They are Sibley tents.