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An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones

March 15, 2014

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

Huntsville, Tuesday, March 15. Teamsters and boys up early. Those that were not scared out of bed had a good night’s sleep. Felt quite dull and severe cold settled in throat. Went into a citizen’s house to procure my breakfast. Had warm biscuit, buttermilk, etc. for 50c, and started with the train. Walked nearly all the way to camp where we arrived at 11 A. M. Found three letters to me bearing date of the 6th, and all the disagreeable was soon forgotten in the joy of the present. Mother much better and in her own room. Sergeant Hanxhurst after a long period of arrest put on duty. His court-martial read at dress parade. His sentence by the court was reduction to the ranks, but was modified by General Matthies to the loss of one month’s pay, for previous meritorious conduct as non-commissioned officer. He suffers from a jealous clique.

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