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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 20, 1863. At Sally Davis Ford.

"Feb. 20, 1863. I went on picket. Was stationed at what we call "Sally Davis's Ford," about two miles down the Occoquan from our camp. This is an important post and there are some twenty men to guard it, though there is not much danger of any one crossing the river to-day as the water is nearly bank high owing to heavy rains. It is a pleasant day, but cold--almost like a bright winter day in Vermont." ~Edward A. Fisk, Co "B", 13th Regt, "Notes from a  Diary" in R Sturtevant, Pictorial History Thirteenth Regiment, 461-462

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