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Text for Page 166 [09-10-1862]

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                 Return to New York
Sallie�s baby getting on finely and daily de-
tected in the most astonishing feats.�
   11.  Thursday.  Heavy rain-storms and
rough weather all day; going on deck with-
out getting drenched unpracticable.  Not
well; boil and bandages a misery.  No
water to wash in, no comfort anywhere,
except in the thought that we are on our way
to New York, and losing no time in going
thither.
   12.  Friday.  Rain still.  $4 of mess
money refunded by young doctor as we are
to reach New York before sunset.  And
at 3 � P.M.  I look out through the rain,
at the familiar shores of Staten Island.
A boat and newspaper.  News of increased
successes on the part of the South; of a raid
into Maryland and Pennsylvania.  It is
said that �Stonewall� Jackson has Harris-
burg.  Arrival at the Brooklyn Navy
Yard in an equinoctial rain-storm.  De-
barkation in boat and through it and
the Brooklyn streets, carrying a bundle
of unwashed woolen shirts, socks and drawers
slung by a leather strap, wearing my worn
out heavy old overcoat like a cloak with
the arms tied in front, with valise under-               
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