Up at 5 o'clock. Commenced work at 5:25. Divided into three reliefs. I took charge for four hours. Boys went for provisions to a house three miles and got some breakfast at an empty house. Kept at work — after breakfasting at 10 — till noon. Then marched homewards. Bivouacked 2 miles west of Carthage. Slept with A. B. N. My birthday anniversary (twentyone) . Charge of advance guard.
SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 35