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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Saturday, April 18, 1863. Still in readiness to march.

"Saturday 18th. Feel well after my hearty supper. As I asked the Dr. yesterday, if I could eat griddle cakes & he said "yes, but not a dozen", I eat 2 large ones this morn for breakfast. My appetite is enormous & my only labor, is, to keep from eating too-much. Still I seem to gain scarcely at all in strength perhaps on account of the climate & perhaps because we have no meat, & I don't eat the fat, boiled pork. But to-night we draw soft bread & fresh beef, so we shall live better." Diary of Horace Barlow, 107, Pvt., Co. C, 12th Regiment

"April 18. No move yet, and mere conjecture where we shall go when we do move. Casey's whole division has been transferred to the field. Our tents have all been turned over, and everything is now in readiness to march, but we may stay here some time yet." ~ J. C. Williams, Corporal, Co. B, 14th Regiment, Life in Camp109-10 (1864).

14th Regiment

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