December 18, 1863

Rain last night troubled us not.  Made preparations for inspection at 2 ½ o’clock today.  Overcast today.  A very beautiful sunset tonight.  Ancient or Modern Painters can in no way equal the splendor of Nature’s beauty when she adorns herself in Her most brilliant, and attractive colors.  Not much accomplished today.  Tent no nearer done than in the morning.  Dirty, and lousy, too, as one needs expect such weather as this.  Mud plenty.  Guerillas reported to have torn up several miles of railroad, and burnt a bridge last night or today.

Diary of Edwin Emery [Edwin Emery Diaries and Memoir] 


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