6th.—The regiment received orders to burn all extra baggage, and allow only four tents to a company.
What does it mean?
Surely we are not going to retreat from Corinth?
We were also ordered to cook two days rations.
We moved out about one mile in advance of the breastworks, where the Maynard Rifles were thrown forward as sharp-shooters.
We are on duty for twenty-four hours without relief.
An old field separates us from the Yankee sharp-shooters, and we are exchanging shots rapidly.
May 27th.—Twelve o'clock. Half of the day has gone, and I am as yet unharmed by a Yankee bullet.
Balls buzz like mosquitoes about my ears whenever I raise my head to see what the Yankees are about.
Our position is rather uncomfortable, but it is the post of duty.
Night. The long day has come to an end, and we are all safe.
Again I have to thank our Heavenly Father for throwing around me the shield of His protection.
For twenty-four hours we have been under a constant fire.
All through the nigh