Friday, January 18, 2013

1863 January 3 New Bern, N.C.

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

Jan 3
Went down town on a pass this
forenoon.  In the first place went to
get my picture taken, and by waiting a
couple of hours, I got four small ones taken and
good ones too, for which I paid a dollar.  I then
came up street, buying some apples, cakes, raisins
and pie on the way up.  I also got two papers, one
for myself and one for Luther Clark.  I also
went to the hospital to see Southie and Hagar
and Morton.  I came back to camp about one
this afternoon.  I have been reading, and writing
on company business and also this evening
I heard this morning that there was a big fleet
at Beaufort and that the Monitor had sunk, but
I dont know whether it is true or not.

MSS 11293

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