1861 November 29

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale of the 34th Ohio Zouaves]

Rain rain nothing but
rain and mud three
of our men has just
got back from guyandott
they say it is awfull bad
for the union men the
way they burnt up the
town the boys sayed ther
is to be 5 hundred of
cavelry to winter ther
they say things looked
very bad there now
bullet holes through every
place pretty nigh there
was fore men that was
taken prisners came
back there they had es
caped from the secech
the secesh say that they
will not attact us boys

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