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Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Personal Experience of a Union Veteran (search)
quarters the sergeant did not receive a reprimand for any dereliction of duty. Our picket line extended into a dense oak wood, and as I made the rounds at night I frequently heard the sharp click of the musket as it was brought to a full cock, the sentinel being too scared to challenge, and I was obliged to announce my approach to the challenge of the click. One of the scared sentinels said afterwards that he guessed I was the only one that night in danger of being shot. On the ninth of March (a notable day in my calendar) we struck tents and embarked on the steamship Matanzas, the general deeming it wise to transfer the Thirty-first regiment to our quarters on the Mississippi lest the hastily patched bow should break adrift and endanger the lives of those in the forward compartment. Our seven days run ashore was a blessing somewhat disguised. The next morning we hauled around to Hilton Head and anchored to await the Mississippi, which had experienced additional trouble.