[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F., 25th Massachusetts]
Pretty cold last night and it is also
cold today but pleasant. I am feeling
very well today. Went out to company drill and
had a good drill. Read part of Gov. Andrews'
message. Yesterday I weighed a hundred and
fifty four pounds. Made out a descriptive list
for Hagar this forenoon. Got news this evening
that Burnside had taken forty five thousand
prisoners and seventeen batteries, but I cant believe
it, though I hope he may have done something good.