Friday, January 11, 2013

1862 December 25 New Bern, N.C.

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

Dec 25

Christmas day and it was with a
sad heart that I arose this morning
There was a regular old Camp Oliver fog
and as we have to get up at six, it was dark
and cold, but I know God will not forsake
His children, and I look to Him alone for help
This forenoon  I have been making out pay rolls
most of the time, George is on guard.  John
Simonds who was helping me make out the rolls
was taken with a chill so we gave it up for the
day. This afternoon I have been delivering clothing
to the boys, and it is a real source of annoy-
ance to me, it has been running so long, but I
got through it with Halls help.

MSS 11293

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