Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1862 December 11 New Bern, N.C.

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

Dec 11

I am now at ten oclock this forenoon
in our little tent.  Waiting for the word
to start with my things on and trusting in
God for strength and support.  The troops began
to go by our camp and kept going by till
about half past three, when our regiment came
along and we took up our march.  there is a
very large force going  I saw Frank Nourse
in the fifty first.  We marched to within about
three miles of Trenton and bivouacked for the
night.  God has been with us to-day, and in His
name do I trust myself.  O Lord be with me and
strengthen me and grant us success.

MSS 11293

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