"Who is this that looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army with banners?"

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Saturday November 29, 1862. The 16th on picket; the 12th in Camp.

"Camp Vermont November 29, 1862

"Friend Swain:– I go on picket directly, and ere I return it will be too late to give you note of the events for next week. ... Very hastily yours, Duane" E. D. Keyes, 1st Lieutenant, Company H, Sixteenth Regiment, writing as "Duane" in Letter of November 29, 1862 to Bellows Falls Times, published December 5, 1862

"Saturday 29th Reg came in from 'picket.' All of us resting more or less & taking our 'otium cum dignitate'. Dress Parade, with usual fuss of escorting colors &c." ~ Diary of Horace Barlow, 44,  Co. C, 12th Regiment

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