Company drill this morning and battalion this afternoon. Our Lieut. Bartels drilled was in skirmishing as he did yesterday. Col. West put us over a course this afternoon. It was thorough and long. Noble brought me some soft bread today, and I have lived. Toast tonight. Called to see the Hospital Steward this evening. A long talk. Onions and crackers for luncheon. No letters from Maine for sometime. Have been disappointed. Furnished Butler with two columns today. Reports of an advance. Also reports of drills to be resumed tomorrow. Fine and warm day.
First Maine Battery of Light Artillery
A very rainy day wind nearly all day. At 4 o’clock it cleared off. An execution came off close by.
In afternoon moved camp about a mile just beyond Hd Qrs.
Quite windy otherwise very pleasant. In afternoon [illegible name] and I rode to Culpepper went all through the place. Several shops were open. Plenty of tobacco. Some pretty […] girls.
Very pleasant today. Got my horse shoed in the morning. Rode out in the country in the afternoon. Went with the commissary.
In camp all day.
Remained in camp nearly all day. Carried some medicine to Adjt.
Remained in camp all day – very pleasant and cool. […] A beautiful evening – the moon within one night of being full.
Remained in camp in the forenoon in the afternoon when up to [illegible], staid till the mail came. Got a letter from C. and one from H.B.J.
Capt. came back this evening.
Quite cool and comfortable today. Went to [illegible] in the afternoon and drew rations for the month. Hot a letter from Mary in the evening.