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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)
s and almost changed one's course in walking. We crossed the Rappahannock on a pontoon bridge, and marched through mud and slush and rain towards Kelly's Ford, and halted in an old field. October 20. Two months wages were paid off. October 21. Went in search of Ben, my cook, riding Colonel Goodgame's horse a distance of twenty-five miles. Ben had been sick of pneumonia, Missed him, but found him in camp on my return. Received one month's salary and $50.00 bounty. October 22, 23 and 24. Engaged laying off camp for winter quarters. Received a remittance of money from my beloved mother, unsolicited and not needed, but a fresh evidence of her affection for me. May God bless and spare her noble life. October 25. Sunday. Sent following new pieces of music to Sister L.: Kathleen Mavourneen, The South, Annie of the Vale, When this Cruel War is Over, My Wife and Child, etc. October 26. Brigade suddenly ordered to cross the river, and protect, from cavalry raids, our wagon