Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones

August 24, 2013

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

Vicksburg, Monday, Aug. 24. Health very good to-day. Very warm and dull until it was broken at noon by the intelligence that “the furloughs were coming”, and sure enough, they did come direct from home. Everybody rushed out to meet them, anxious to speak to one that was from home. “Did you see any of our folks?” “Have you got anything for me?”, etc. were heaped upon them. Many of the boys were the recipients of packages from their folks, but I was not one of the lucky ones.

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