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Text for Page 022 [05-26-1862]

                       Recall of Hall.
done his work very well and faithfully, at the
cost of innumerable privations and discomforts,
trudging on foot for the greater part of his
time to be cooly thrown over by Leslie.  I was
indignant at it, he hurt.  Waud, of course,
spoke in friendly sort.  He said that his brother
Alf was sick of a fever at a house, some dis-
tance back � I think not far from Williams-
burgh, where I last saw him.  Presently
Will departed to good quarters, for he had as
usual, fallen on his feet.  I went to work
on a letter to the Tribune, while Hall drew,
the rain increasing over our heads every minu-
te.  Finally we retired to the rough but com-
fortable bed, made of pine trunks, with blan-
kets for our covering, where all four of us
slept soundly, the floods descending on the coni-
cal roof of our Sibley above.  It was the
last sleep that some of the poor fellows in that
camp had in life for they were under orders to
march in the morning and had had 60 rounds
of ammunition served out to them, and were
next day engaged in a bloody skirmish at
Hanover Court-house, in which five hundred
left dead on the field.
   27.  Tuesday.  Rose at 4 A.M. with               
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