1861 December 28

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

The camp is in a stir
this morning for the
cavelry has come up
from Guyandott they
are going after
a fellow by the name
of Clawhamer he is
at Mud bridge or was
there last evening
we are to start to night
to help them if they
neede us we will
have to march all
night I am cook
to day and a good
day but not a
very good cook
I got a letter from
my Father to day
the first I eve[r] had

MSS 13405

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