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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)
tensil wagon, failed to come up, and we had to make up our flour, water and salt on oil cloths, and bake before the fires on gun ramrods, sticks, rails, &c., and after salting our beef, hung on poles before the fire until cooked. We were all hungry and ate heartily of our beef and bread. October 10. Continued our march through by roads and old fields and new roads cut by the pioneer squads through the woods until we came to the Sperryville turnpike, eleven miles from Culpeper C. H. October 11. We waded across Robinson river, as it is called, and occupied an old camp of the Sixth (Yankee) Army Corps. It was on a high bleak hill, where the winds blew constantly and fiercely, and rendered our sleep very uncomfortable. Such cold winds 18 months ago would have caused colds, coughs and pneumonia. Battle of Jeffersonton. October 12. At 2 A. M., we were arroused and started for the Rappahannock river. It was not a pleasure excursion. At 12 M., we came near the village of J