1861 November 28

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale of the 34th Ohio Zouaves] Today is thanksgivenday the captain andlieutenants went outand got us all sumturkeys for to day wehad got ours sent toa woman to cook forus she sayd she wouldcook … Continue reading

1861 November 28

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts Infantry] Gen. J. G. Foster reviewed andinspected us this forenoon. I likehis looks and appearance much. This af-ternoon have not drilled much, but have been reading and enjoying myself … Continue reading

1861 November 28

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton of the 23rd Ohio] No paradeI have been reading twonovels to day Nat Tod & TheFrontier Angel. practicedrained all day. Hear that wewill certainly stay here all winter Edward S. Ellis’s “The Frontier … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 28

Capt C C Cocke Dear SirI write you a fiew linesto let you no how an whare I am I am mendingbut very slow I am very week so mutch so I canhardly write I have had a rite sevear … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 28 Out on Picket

Dear FatherAs I have not receivd but one letter from you this week I thought I would set down & write to you and find out the reason that you have not sent only one letter, & no Papers because … Continue reading

1861 November 27

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton of the 23rd Ohio] No Dress paradeI have done nothing to daypracticed. wrote short letterto Father which I intend tosend with Snively who is goinghome tomorrow I[t] has been rainingall day. MSS 10317

1861 November 27

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale of the 34th Ohio Zouaves] It has been raining all this morning and it is very mudy under foot the boys are in high glee to think they are in winter quarters they … Continue reading

1861 November 27

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F of the 25th Massachusetts Infantry] Got all cleaned up and readyfor review and inspection at threeo’clock but it commenced raining so wedid not have it, Got a good long letterfrom home … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 27 Camp Franklin

Dear parents It is with muchpleasure that I seat myself towrite a few lines to you. I havethe pleasure of informing youthat we have recieved the basketof victuals you sent us for aThanksgiving dinner it was a greatdeal better because … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 27 Norfolk, Va

Dear Howe I recd yours by Rev Mr Cash, & attended to yourrequest with much pleasure.Rev. Dr. Doggett, Rowzie Edwards& D’Arcy Paul &c &c–a largemajority of the Trustee[s] of R.Macon would have electedyou to the Math. Chair, ifthere had been … Continue reading