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An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones

December 14, 2013

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

Bridgeport, Monday, Dec. 14. Woke up last night to find myself “shaking” at double quick. Shook for nearly an hour and a half as hard and fast as ever, after which a burning fever came on and continued all night. Did not get up to roll call, but watered my horses; after which I was called on guard, the 2nd relief, guarding C ——. Cold and windy, rain cleared off. Many of the boys raising their tents, walling them with logs, building chimneys, etc. At night C —— was allowed to go to his tent, so I was relieved from guard. The evening seemed very long with nothing to do or read.

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