1862 May 31 Camp near Flat Top Mountain, Va.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio]

Saturday, May 31, 1862
Prepared & went
out for inspection
Marched to the Top of
the mountain did
not carry our knapsacks
returned before noon
did not pass in review
for want of room–
Have done nothing this
afternoon read a
little have been loafing
about some.
This camp inactivity
grows stupid   all long
for the time when
changeing  events will
give us a chance to
do something that will
give us an honor[?] won[?]
that we can carry home with
us.  guns arrived this day
Clear quite warm sultry


MSS 10317


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