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

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wednesday, December 3, 1862. The 12th comes in from Picket.

"Wednesday 3rd.  Got letters from home saying that a lovely old box was on the road. Came in from picket & am not very tired; perhaps, less so than at any previous time. Except occurances on picket our life is very monotonous. While out this time, a drove of 400 mules (loose) went by, on their way to Falmouth Va; about 45 army wagons, some having 4 & some 6 mules to a team. Then to cap the climax, about 700 of the 10th New York Cavalry. So one can see that there is some travel on/by our line."  Diary of Horace Barlow, 44-45,  Co. C, 12th Regiment

Meanwhile, out on Bull Run the 14th gets its tents : "A part of our A tents and baggage have arrived, having been sent from Camp Vermont. I think by present indications, that we are to stop here awhile. Our company has again been out on picket to-day. The picket line is about three miles from camp. We are guarding at present a line of about seven miles." ~ J. C. Williams, Corporal, Co. B, 14th Regiment, Life in Camp 38-39 (1864)

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