An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones.

Madison, Wis., Monday, Aug. 25. I bade good-bye to friends, relatives and companions most dear, and at 8 o’clock embarked for Madison to begin my soldier’s life. Arrived at camp at 12 M. and slept my first night on the lap of mother earth with Uncle Sam’s blanket for a coverlid and a few rough boards raised about four feet in the center for a roof. I laid down; my eyelids were heavy and demanded sleep but the mind wandered and the stars shone bright and it was long ere sleep threw her curtain over the scene.

An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones, 6th Battery, Wisconsin Artillery.

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