Wednesday, August 1, 2012
1862 August 2 near Warrenton, Va.
[from the diary of Private Ephraim A. Wood, Co. C, 13th Massachusetts]
Saturday Aug 2/62
Last night was quite
cool. It felt good to get round
fire this morning but by nine
Oclock, I should think the thermom-
-oter must have been over a hundred
and ten. I think the nights here
are a great deal cooler then in Mass
-achusetts. We had a drill at seven
Oclock, after which went to Creek
and had a Swim. This afternoon there
is a beautiful breeze.
Dress Parade and a short Battalion
drill in the evening.
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]