1861 November 30

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

Today I am for guard duty
again was placed in picket
out side of town the snow
fell about 2 inches deepe
but it is not very cold for
the sun came out warm
and it melted it of there
is fore of us at this
post we have to stay
till morning our duty
is to let nobody out
with out a pass let
all in unless they are
armed if an armed force
comes to fire on then
and if we can whip them
all right if not git out
of their way if we can
if not goin lemones
let thoes laugh that win

MSS 13405

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