Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1863 January 21 New Bern, N.C.

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

Jany 21
I slept with my clothes on last night
it rained so and blowed in the door
of the tent. It has been a rainy day all day. We
have had no drill but were going to have add[sic]
a review by General Foster this afternoon if
it had not rained Lieut Drennan started for
home this morning on a furlough.  I have
played two games of chess with George and
have been reading considerable.  This evening
I have been reading Spencers Sketches and I find
experiences similar to my own.  I sometimes think
I deceive myself in thinking I am a Christian
but I know God is faithful and will receive
all who come to Him, and I do desire to do
His will, and give up all to Him, though in
many things I fail and come short but I
cling to Christ as my only hope.  We had "Salt
Hoss" for breakfast and beefsteak and potatoes for
dinner.  I bougt some doughuts of Phineas and
ate ate for supper.  The wind is blowing quite hard
now and it is also somewhat wet.

MSS 11293

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