1861 November 28

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

Today is thanksgiven
day the captain and
lieutenants went out
and got us all sum
turkeys for to day we
had got ours sent to
a woman to cook for
us she sayd she would
cook it for nothing she
cookes us bread and lends
us her coffee mill
to grind our coffee with
if we do not have
any bad luck we will
have a nice time for
a while it is the rainy
part of the season though
now and it keepes raining
all most of the time now

MSS 13405

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