Friday, March 8, 2013

Horace Weaver, of Winsted, Conn., writes home . . .

. . . from camp at Washington that he has just “carried the log” for three hours as the penalty for shooting a hog while on sentinel duty.  He had orders to “let nothing pass,” and after a short tussle with the porker, he had to give in or shoot.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2

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