Saturday, November 17, 2012

1862 November 17 New Bern, N.C.

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts]

Nov 17

Had drill in the bayonet exercise this
forenoon. I wrote some in the clothing
book.  Have been laying round most of the after-
noon.  Read some. Hear that Burnside had
taken McClellan's place in command of the army
and may God bless  his efforts.  It has been quite
warm and pleasant to-day.  We hear also that
the twenty-seventh was fired into last night and
the rebels seem to be getting very bold.

MSS 11293

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