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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, June 19, 1863. Five weeks to go.

“We got a nice shower last night so to day it is quite cool & comfortable, & not at all dusty. The 1st Brigade encamped last night at the Court House; whether they are going to stay there any length of time or not, I do not know. ... When I was down to the Old Brigade, I saw a N.Y. Regt. under guard; asked a Sergt. who stood near what the difficulty was, & he told me they thought their time was out. 

"We shall know when ours is next time. Five weeks from yesterday, probably four weeks will see us on the road. The boys do not have word to say about their time now days, all quiet as can be.” Joseph Spafford, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, Sixteenth Regiment, Letter, June 19, 1863 (uvm)

"June 19. This is a busy day for us. Our old camp being too much exposed, situate so near the picket line, it was thought advisable to move it back about a mile. Accordingly, orders were issued to that effect, and to-day they are being complied with."   ~ John C. Williams, Corporal, Co. B, 14th Regiment, Life in Camp 129 -30 (1864)

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