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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)
oper, Adjutant and Inspector General, C. S. A. Dec. 17 and 18. Rainy and cold. Dr. George Whitfield, our popular surgeon, being sick, got leave of absence. We regret even his temporary absence. Dec. 19. Lieutenant Wright's wound in his head, at Gettysburg, is paining him, the brain being exposed, and Dr. Neill has approved his application for a furlough. He should be discharged honorably, and sent home. Captain P. D. Ross, and Lieutenant Hardcastle, of Co. G, returned to duty. Dec. 20. Sunday. The Colonel's orderly, Jack Mallory, carried around an order to be ready to move at 11 o'clock, without noise, and no huts were to be burnt. Had my tent struck, and placed with my trunk in the officers' baggage wagon, and at 11 o'clock we began our march to Orange C. H., where we are to build winter quarters. We were to be silent on the march to avoid posting the enemy as to our movement. Dec. 21 and 22. Had my colored cooks, Ben and Banks, busy building a pole and dirt chim