[from the diary of Ephraim A. Wood of Co. C, 13th Massachusetts]
Thursday. July 10/62
The pudding that Mitchell and I
made last night, tasted first rate,
and it made us a good Breakfast.
It rained till about three Oclock.
In the morning the Band came
out and played in honor of
the Colonels birth day.
At five Oclock, I was detached
with a party of eight, to
report to Brigade Headquarters
for Fatigue. We had to go to
the Depot, and unload Cases
of Clothing from the Cars, into
Wagons. We loaded thirty
Wagons, and it took us till
ten Oclock before we got through.
It was nearly midnight when
we reached Camp.
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]