Nov 1. Fell in line about 7 AM and marched about 6 miles & joined our brigade at Bealton Station. Prayer meeting sermon by 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters chaplain. Nov 2. Stayed in camp near ___ ___. Went in the woods and cut a load of wood. Wrote letter to my parents. Read letter from ___. Nov 3. Stayed in camp all day. Drew five days rations. Evening attended prayer meeting. Had a good time. The Lord is with us. One soul testified that he had found the savior. Nov 4. Stayed in camp. Had inspection at 9 AM. PM wrote letter to Corpl Miserva. At Battallion Brigade drill by Gen Ward from three till five. Eve. attend meeting. Nov 5. Stayed in camp all day. Battallion drill in the forenoon. Brigade drill afternoon & evening attended experience meeting. Nov 6. At Brigade drill in the afternoon, in evening attended prayer meeting. The Lord is with us & who can be against us. O that were a better Christian. Nov 7. Fell in line at daylight, marched ten miles & crossed the river at Kelly Ford. Sharp fighting, several Rebbel prisoners taken, the Rebs fall back. Nov 8. Fell in at 8 AM, marched about five miles and bivouacked at Brandy Station. Cannonading all day. The Rebs falling back. 1300 prisoners captured. Nov 9. Stayed in the woods at Brandy Station untill 6 PM. Fell in, marched about two miles and bivouacked in the wood. Had a good nights rest, all which we are in debt to our maker. Nov 10. Moved a few rods & put up tents. A ___-the rest detailed for picket. Wrote letter. Weather clear & cold. Nov 11. The detail for picket returned to camp; got orders to put up winter quarters. Evening had a prayer meeting with the boys of our ___ company. Nov 12. The boys all busy building winter quarters & wrote letter in AM. Evening had a little prayer meeting. Nov 13. Stayed in camp all day. Washed some clothes & received a letter from friend Prescott. Evening attended prayer meeting. Nov 14. Stayed in camp at Brandy Station all day. Very warm & pleasant weather. Orders to not be troubled about winter quarters just yet. Nov 15. Rainy & wet. Heavy cannonading commenced about 7 AM in the direction of Culpepper. Orders to be ready to march at a moments notice, did not march. Nov 16. Grand review of our Corps (3rd) by Maj Gen French, commanding with staff and some foreign officers. Evening attended prayer meeting. Nov 17. Remained in camp all day. Read, prayed and meditated upon many things attempting the destruction of the soldier in camp. Nov 18. Detail of 75 men of our Regt. to build corduroy road. Nov 19. The day of the great celebration at Gettesburg. Evening attended prayer meeting. Nov 20. On Brigade guard. Rained some through the night. Nov 21. Company drill in the AM. Rained hard most all day. Nov 22. Sunday morning inspection ten AM. Attended meeting at the sharpshooters in the PM. Evening attended prayer meeting. Nov 23. Stayed in camp all day. Inspection of arms & ammunition by Colonel Priggins. Eve received orders to be ready to march at 5 PM. Nov 24. Rainy & wet, all packed up & ready to march before daylight. Still raining at 7 AM, fell in line, marched a few rods. Order contermanded, returned to our old camp. Nov 25. Company drill in the AM in the PM stayed in camp. Evening attended prayer meeting. Nov 26. Fell in line at 7 AM, marched ten miles. Crossed the Rapidan at ___ Ford just dark & stopped for night. Nov 27. Fell in at 7 AM , marched about 6 miles. Went into battle about _ PM. Fired 40 rounds, lost five men of my Co(K) wounded. drove the Rebs back some south & held our line through the night. Nov 28. Fell in a little before light, followed the retreating enemy all day hard ___ all the AM. Rained hard, very mudy, marched ten miles. Nov 29. Stayed in the woods closed in mass all day. Skirmish firing all day. Cannonading towards night. Orders that we should charge the rifle pitts at 5 PM. Nov 30. Fell in at 7 AM. Battle opened, heavy firing of the artillery. Our Regt went on the skirmish-line, drove the Rebs half mile, lost two men wounded. Fell back & resumed our position of the day before.
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