The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 204
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spring. We are up with the rear of the division. Several mem-
bers of the company to which I belong come to see us. To sleep
March - Sunday - 27 - 1864
Sleep four hours - up and take breakfast of boiled pork -
hard bread - cornbread and coffee. News - Yankees advanc-
ing towards Shreveport - we have orders to make forced marches
to Grandecore - Walker's army corps retreating.
Get ready to march by sun up. All the troops set out on the
march. I remain in camps and write a letter to my friend Miss
Ella Loftin.- Livingston, the county site of Polk county, is the
smallest county town I ever saw. A little courthouse - a church
- schoolhouse - a store house or two and buckhorn tavern. So
thence through a thinly settled country - poor and piny forests
- twelve miles and arrive at Moscow.
This Moscow would make a poor comparison with the great city
Moscow of Russia, though it is a little town of some thrift.
Thence five miles - still nothing but a pine forest - sparsely
inhabited - pitch tents amid the roaring pines - far from the
residence of any one.
I help prepare supper of boiled beef - boiled pork - bread and
coffee - read in the Confederate revolution - night comes -
plenty of pine knots - make lights - read shakspeare until nine.
This day has been warm and cloudy - some rain this evening.
Brig. Gen. Green has been promoted to a major Gen. I am
camped in the rear of our division. To pallet and sleep.
March - Monday - 28 - 1864
At two o'clock, it rains a heavy rain with thunder and light-
ning. I am snugly ensconsed in a little tent with three others,
and am just as comfortable and pleasant as if I were in the
pallace of a king - the water flowing in the ditch around the
Rise up a little before dawn - prepare breakfast of boiled
beef - boiled pork - hardbread and coffee. After sunrise we
decamp - set out - thence into Tyler county. Polk county
makes a poor show along the road. It presents little else than a
pine forest on the east side of the Trinity. There however is
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