Company E, 39th Massachusetts Infantry, in the Civil War.—(Iv.)
We turned out at 5 A. M. Another extremely hot day. I was detailed for fatigue duty.
Our lines were the same as before the Ninth Corps made the attack.
The Rebels would not grant a flag of truce, because, it was said, a part of the attacking corps were negroes, who, by the way, had done nobly.
Finally our wounded were all brought within the lines.
August 1 and 2.
Turned out at 9 A. M.; very hot weather.
There are rumors of a move, but both days have been quiet ones.
Turned out at 6 A. M. I was detailed for picket at 8 P. M., and had command of the One Hundred and Fourth New York pickets.
All quiet on the skirmish line.
I was relieved from picket at 8 P. M. This day was appointed as a National Fast, and a religious meeting was held in the fort.
(I succumb to toothache.)
Turned out at 6 A. M. (I had five teeth filled with lead by a private in One Hundred and Seventh Pennsylvania.) From 4 to 6 heavy firing.
Another quiet day.
Sunday, August 7.
We had an inspection, as was usually the custom on Sundays.
Pleasant, but a very warm day.
Cloudy, with thunder, but no rain for us.
A quiet day.
I was detailed for picket at 8 P. M.
Everything was quiet on the picket line.
A Rebel came into our line, who said he was from Cambridge, Mass.
I sent him to the rear as a prisoner of war. He stated