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

July 26th. Weather glorious; good food and regular sleep has made a wonderful change in our physique, most of us getting stout. I was as thin as a rail, but am beginning to fill out a little. At 11 A. M. every tent in the whole division was struck, the ground thoroughly swept with home-made brooms, and left exposed to the sun till 5 P. M. ; this was to restore the hygienic conditions of the camp which were believed to be foul. Just after the tents were put up again a heavy storm gathered and broke about six o’clock, lasting until 9 P. M. It rained tremendously, but our tents were well put up, and stood like trees.

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