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An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones

July 27, 2013

An Artilleryman's Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones, 6th Battery, Wisconsin Artillery.

Vicksburg, Monday, July 27. A severe rain storm visited us last night preceded by a heavy wind which prostrated nearly half of the huts, leaving the occupants to the mercy of the elements. Received a letter from home but one week old; the latest yet received. Northern papers of the 22nd inst.; good news from all quarters. “Oh! the good time’s a-coming”. On guard. Troubled with a gathering on my right forefinger. Very painful.

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