1862 July 1 near Warrenton, Va.

      [from the diary of Private Ephraim A. Wood, Co. C., 13th Massachusetts]         

     Tuesday July 1st 1862
Pleasant and warm all day.
We drilled this morning in the
Skirmishing.  After drill I stole
out of Camp and went about
three miles towards Warrenton, before
I came to a House, in which I
found nothing but colored people
who informed me that their Master
and Mistress had gone South when
the Rebels left here.  The man has
two sons in the Rebel Army.
I tried to get some milk but
could not, going back I found
some black berries, which are just
beginning to get ripe.  I got back
about three O clock, and found
Mitchell had got some Corn Starch
pudding made for me.
We had no Battalion drill or
Dress Parade this afternoon as the
Col is unwell and the Magor
is Brigade Officer of the Day
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12021

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