An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones.

Enroute, Thursday, Aug. 28. To-day we were informed that we were to be sent on in the evening. I wrote my first letter home and in the evening we started for “Dixie” at 10 P.M. It was dark and we could not see anything to attract our attention so our minds had free scope to wander home to loved ones, and it was a saddening thought that we were to leave all of these, to meet at best a very uncertain fate. We passed on to Milton where our car was uncoupled and taken up by the Janesville R. R, and off we rocked for another four or five hours’ ride, half asleep, and by this time somewhat fatigued. At Janesville we changed cars for Chicago, it being about 1 A.M.


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

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