Sunday, January 27, 2013

1863 January 18 New Bern, N.C.

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

Jan 18
Went out to inspection and as it was very
cold the Lieutenant double quicked us
for a while.  I went to church this forafternoon and
heard Mr James preach from Matthew [10?]:34 and
I liked him much but I did not feel very well
so I did not enjoy it so well.  In the afternoon
I read two of Spurgeons sermons aloud to George
and Hunter on the two great commandments.
This evening George and I sat in the dark after
supper and talked over old times till roll call.
I then went into the orderlys tent, and am sorry to say
did not act with proper respect for the
day.  Lord forgive me for Christs sake.

MSS 11293

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