Thursday, January 17, 2013

1862 December 31 New Bern, N.C.

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

Dec 31
The last day of the year and how
many blessings have been bestowed upon
me and mine during the past year.  I am I hope
truly thankful to God for all His mercies, for what
could I have done without His kind cares
Captain Foss came back to-day, and I also got a
letter from home by mail, bringing me good news
from the dear friends at home.  Have been writing
some making out the monthly report and so forth.
The regiment went over the river to brigade drill
this afternoon.  the non-coms had a great dinner o
roast pig, boiled potatoes and oysters, of which I was in-
vited to partake and did so with a good relish.  Wrote
home to night and sent my check (twenty dollars)

MSS 11293

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