July 11, 1863

7-11Saturday.  My time was occupied mostly in reading books from the Circulating Library—Reade’s “Live me little, love me long” and one other.  The doubt about our uniforms still continued.

Kenyon got a letter from Major Gen. Robbins in the afternoon ordering the Q. M. Gen[eral] to uniform us, but he made some technical excuse.

We were marched to and fro a great deal from one place to another, but did not succeed in effecting anything.

Diary of Horatio Fox Smith [Civil War Miscellany]


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  1. The part that read “We were marched to and fro a great deal from one place to another, but did not succeed in effecting anything” made me laugh – what a great quote! I bet various forms of that phrase have been recorded by soldiers down the ages.