SOURCE: Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 43, October, 1909—June, 1910: February 1910. p. 351-2
Monday, November 16, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
|Aiming at the Court House.|
The cannon are all pointed towards the town, but some of the shells fall far short of it. When these burst in mid-air, we can see a small round cloud of smoke left behind, and then there is a sharp lookout for fragments to be scattered in every direction. Our artillerymen have had such good practice during the siege, that they can generally drop a shell wherever they want to.
Boys at the front have time for sport which is not to be interrupted even by stray shells. I noticed four of our boys playing euchre, when a shell from the enemy came careering just above their heads; but they treated it with entire indifference. Another group I saw playing “seven-up” under a blanket caught at the four corners in the hammers of muskets stuck in the ground, and thereby forming a very good shelter from the sun. A shell burst right over this group, scattering its fragments all around, but even this failed to disturb the game, further than to call forth the timely comment, “Johnny passes.”
|A game of euchre, with a shell for trumps.|
SOURCE: Osborn Hamiline Oldroyd, A Soldier's Story of the Siege of Vicksburg, p. 56-8
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
|DeGolier's Battery going into action at the Battle of Raymond.|
|John Calvin Waddell, Corporal Co. E., 20th Ohio.|
Killed May 12,1863.
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
January 13, '62. I wrote this letter and thought I wouldn't send it untill we'd start and save myself a chance of being fooled, but now I'll send it to show how badly I was misled.