Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1862 December 28 New Bern, N.C.

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

Dec. 28.
It rained quite hard during the night
and leaked through on my head, but it
cleared off cold this forenoon. Got all ready for
inspection but they did not have one.  Went to church
for the first time in many weeks
and heard a real good sermon by Chaplain James on
the words "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ," and it did my
soul good.  Finished my letter this afternoon and
evening.  Had a dress parade to night.  Thank God for
His mercies to me this day.  How much I have to be
thankful for, and yet how little do I realize it.
God give me a truer faith and purer love to Him

MSS 11293

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