Thursday, November 8, 2012

1862 November 8 New Bern, N.C.

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

Saturday
Nov 8
Had a very good nights rest last night
and got up early this morning to boil some
potatoes for breakfast which I ate with baked beef.
Had a good drill in the bayonet exercise.  After dinner
George and I went out into the woods and arround stop=
ping at a negro house where we talked awhile and
then came up by the sutlers and got some peanuts and
then came up to camp.  We got a lot of persimmons and
had a good tramp. This evening Jim Graham came in
here and carried on.

MSS 11293

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