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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)
alls. On return to camp we found two of my men, George Ward and Dick Noble, had been on a scout across the river, and captured a Yankee, and carried him to General Rodes, and secured a splendid pistol and seven shooting rifles. Heard Rev. Dr. Leonidas Rosser, corps chaplain, deliver an eloquent lecture to our Christian Association on Patriotism, Benevolence and Religion. (note.—Several pages of the Diary, from 15th September to October 8th, were lost and of course omitted here.) October 8, 1863. I drew from Quartermaster J. M. Pickens, 15 envelopes, one quire of letter paper, half quire of note and half quire of foolscap paper, and five pens. Such things are growing scarce. Lieutenants F. A. Rogers and Jno. R. Williams, of Co. A, were promoted Captain and First Lieutenant of said company, and Lieutenant John Rogers, of Co. E, promoted Captain. At 3 P. M. we were ordered to pack up, and marched until 9 P. M., and camped near Dr. Terrell's, 4 miles from Orange C. H. Octob