November 4, 1863

Company drill this morning and battalion this afternoon.  Our Lieut. Bartels drilled was in skirmishing as he did yesterday.  Col. West put us over a course this afternoon.  It was thorough and long.  Noble brought me some soft bread today, and I have lived.  Toast tonight.  Called to see the Hospital Steward this evening.  A long talk.  Onions and crackers for luncheon.  No letters from Maine for sometime.  Have been disappointed.  Furnished Butler with two columns today.  Reports of an advance.  Also reports of drills to be resumed tomorrow.  Fine and warm day.

Diary of Henry Hastings Hunt [Henry Hastings Hunt Papers]