Monday, November 5, 2012

1862 November 5 New Bern, N.C.

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

Nov 5
It has been a very warm day to day for the
season.  We had a rather fatiguing drill in
the bayonet exercise and i felt rather weak.
Have not done much but read today.  The Lieutenant
spoke to me about doing the company writing to night
and I hope that I may have a more pleasant situation
than I have now.  It seems as if God was loading me
with favors and yet how bad I am to repine and suf-
fer discontent to creep into my heart.  O how great
is the love of the Savior to His children if they will
only lean on Him.  May I ever be ready to do His
will, and trust all things to Him. As I write I can
hear the sweet tones of an accordion from Company
G. and O what delight it gives me to hear it.  How
it brings back the memory of past days, when I was
at home among friends.

MSS 11293

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