Wednesday, January 23, 2013

1863 January 11 New Bern, N.C.

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

Jan 11
After inspection of arms and quarters a squad
of us went to church.  We were stopped by
a sentinel because we had no pass, and taken to the
guard quarters, and the officer of the guard gave us
a pass.  Mr James preached an excellent sermon
on John 8:13 concluding with some remarks on the
Presidents proclamation.  After dinner we went down
again and heard Mr Clark of the twenty-third preach
from Hebrews 4:16. After meeting read some till
dress parade.  As I am now writing, I can hear the
boys singing church music all around us.  It is
said that some of the troops have orders to march
but we have not yet as I know of.

MSS 11293

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