May 18th

The brass band designed for the regiment came into camp today. It will accompany the regiment in the campaign. The musicians are mostly germans. The band makes an important improvement in the appearance of the regiment on dress parade, besides the luxury of having good music after when off duty.

May 19th

Today we had preaching on the parade ground. The soldiers were very attentive and very large numbers of citizens attended from the city and country. The sermon [smudged] was excellent.

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Who’s Matthew Baird?


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