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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), War Diary of Capt. Robert Emory Park, Twelfth Alabama Regiment. January 28th, 1863January 27th, 1864. (search)
picket duty. I am now acting quarter-master and in command of my company. I have repeatedly asked Colonel Pickens to relieve me from the former, but he has not yet consented to do so. My men urge my return to them. May 10. A beautiful Sabbath, recommended by General Lee as a day of thanksgiving and prayer for our recent great victory. I helped to bury Captain Henry W. Cox, of company B, 12th Alabama, at Grace church this afternoon. He was a gallant officer. May he rest in peace! May 11. It has become very warm, and I fear results to our wounded soldiers. May 12. Continues warm. Visited Mr. Jesse and daughters. May 12. News of the death of General Jackson, the true hero of the war, fills the whole army with grief. He resembled Napoleon in his methods more nearly than any of our generals. Truly Lee has lost his most reliable aid. His name and deeds are embalmed in our hearts. The regiment returned from picket, and I again solicited permission to return to my c