Got up this morning & went down to the bayou to wash, & came back pretty well tired. Ate a light breakfast, & spent the forenoon in the house. Feel pretty well, but quite weak. At noon, orders were given to be ready to march at 4 o’clock. At some roast pig at dinner, with good relish.
Shall put my pack on the team, & try to march with the Company, but expect to get pretty tired, as I feel quite weak. Had a vomiting spell after dinner, & being offered a horse, concluded to ride. We left camp at 3 ½ o’clock, and reached Barre’s landing at 8. The men made coffee by the fires of the 26th Me. that had been encamped there two days. I camped down without eating or drinking anything. Walked the last two miles, letting Capt. Gilman ride. We are to march to Brashear City, & expect to be about 8 days on the route. Are ordered to start as early as six every morning, & march about 15 miles a day, stopping ten minutes each hour, & two hours in the middle of the day.