A hasty meal on apple butter.
In a few moments after a ‘hot mix-up’ when we were getting our ‘second-wind’ for another onset or attack, either offensive or defensive, a brave and hungry Georgian who was ‘taking chances’ with us proceeded to unroll his blanket that had a considerable bulge in it which disappeared when relieved of a half gallon crock
of apple butter.
In a twinkling the cloth covering of the crock was removed, and the ravenously hungry son from Georgia
began to fill an aching void.
Soon came the ringing, stirring command, ‘forward men, double quick,’ when lo!
the crock was empty, most of its contents in the Georgian
's stomach, and no small portion smeared over an unwashed face already begrimed with the smoke and dust, the joy and toil of battle.
were hard, but also gay and festive fighters.
Survivors of the ‘Old Fourteenth’ will kindly recall Major General MacLaws
' ‘fighting division’ as one of the famous divisions of General Longstreet