[from the diary of Samuel S. Johnson, 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]
Every thing this week has been very quiet. Day in
camp at the St James College all day of the 22nd.
At noon of the 23rd we harnessed up, and marc-
-hed to Bakersville, where we are to remain some
time to recruit our strength, and to repair the
battery. A number of our men are quite unwell,
I myself am quite unwell. Pleasant and.
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]