Friday, March 17, 2017

Diary of 1st Lieutenant Lemuel A. Abbott: Thursday, September 1, 1864

This is the anniversary of our muster into the U. S. service at Brattleboro, Vt, 1862. Thus far, as a regiment, we have been prospered. God grant that we may continue to be, and that as many as is consistent with His will, may be allowed to pass one more year if necessary in the service, and then be returned home happy, feeling that we have endeavored to do our duty as soldiers faithfully to our country and our God; have completed two more rolls; shall try and finish the other in the morning; all's quiet in front.

SOURCE: Lemuel Abijah Abbott, Personal Recollections and Civil War Diary, 1864, p. 142

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