Jun 1. Another month has gone. June the 1st has ___find me on picket all night & writing letters. Jun 2. Relieved from picket 12 N & returned to camp. Very warm & dust thick. Wrote letter to my old friend A.W. Hubbard. Jun 3. Washed some clothes. PM battalion reviewed, letter from an old friend. Evening attended prayer meeting. Felt the love of God in my heart. Jun 4. Orders to fall in line & be ready to march by day brake. Fell in and stacked arms. P.M. wrote letter. Jun 5. In camp all day. Inspection of arms by Maj Lansing. Heavy cannonading _____ about five PM in the direction of Fredricksburg. Jun 6. Received pay of the government, wrote letter home. Fell in line at five PM & marched 16 miles & lay down on our arms for the remainder of the night. Jun 7. Took up our line of march ten AM marched 17 miles & bivouacked for the night near Bealton Station. Tired and foot sore. Such are the Sabbaths of the soldier. Jun 8. Marched about five miles and bivouacked for the night in a piece of wood near Ellis Forde. Jun 9. Took up our line of march at day light. Crossed the river at Ellis Forde & commenced fighting the enemy. Sharp fighting all day. We successfully drove the enemy five miles & then withdrew across the river. Jun 10. Marched about five miles & camped near Bealton Station. Saw several Rebbel prisoners about seven hundred left this station for Washington. Jun 11. Lay in the shade all day. Great many camp rumors, evening attended prayer meeting in the woods, felt the love of God. Jun 12. Stayed in camp til 4 PM. Took up our line of march. Marched four miles & bivouacked near Rappahannock Station, wrote letter home. Jun 13. Stayed in the woods near Rappahannock River all day. Worked on rifle pitts all night. Tired & sleepy. Read letter from Cousin Millie. Jun 14. Fell in line & marched about 15 m iles & bivouacked at Catlett Station. Dont feel very well. Jun 15. Fell in line at 6 AM marched about 12 miles, very warm. Several of the boys marched till they fell deaf & tired out & fell out of the ranks for the first time. Jun 16. Marched two miles & stopped in the Bull Run rifle pitts. Had a wash in the Bull Run creek. Evening attended prayer meeting. Reported rebbels in Md. & Pa. Jun 17. Marched three miles & encamped at Centerville. Very warm. Rebbels reported to be marching on to Harrisburg. Jun 18. Stayed in camp at Centerville all day. Very warm. All the troops nearly tired out. Jun 19. Fell in at one PM, marched 8 miles through the rain-dark & mud. Stopped at Gum Springs at ten in the evening. Jun 20. Still remain at Gum Springs. Pitched our tents. Detailed for guard but did not have to go on dress parade at 6 PM Jun 21. Marched about one mile & encamped. Evening attended prayer meeting. Rained some. Jun 22. Fell in at __PM & marched about two miles & camped in the woods. Many camp rumors. A fight expected near here. Jun 23. Still in camp at Gum Springs ___ of the regt out on pickett. Evening attended a prayer meeting. Jun 24. Still at Gum Springs, warm & pleasant. Have received no mail in more than two weeks. Evening attended prayer meeting. Had a good time. Jun 26. Marched 8 miles & camped at Point of Raer. Still raining. About tired out & our regt detailed 1 AM provost duty. Jun 27.. Took up our line of march at three PM. Marched 7 miles and bivouacked at Jefferson. Got a good warm supper at an old farm house. Jun 28. Fell in at five AM, marched through Middletown & Fredricks City. Such are the Sabbaths of the soldier. Jun 29. Fell in at day brake, marched 16 miles. Passed through Woodsborough & _____ville. Camped in the wood for the night. Jun 30. Fell in at three PM, marched 7 miles & bivouacked near Emmittsville. Rained some, very warm & hard marching. Report Vicksburg taken.
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