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McLeod Diary

McLeod Diary

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August

the Yankees charged Gibsonís piqets & drove them in & I & others thought we would have to charge them back but it was given out & we moved apart of our piqet line & that night our whole Brigade were put on piqet & we worked on our piqet line all night & the Yanks a shooting at us every now & then not more than 2 hundred yards but none of us got hurt & on the

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August

6 we had to ly in our ditches pretty closely & I fired my firs gun on piqet & I shot several times during the day & in the after noon it began to sprinkle of rain & just before night it rained very hard & we lay on piqet all night in the rain & we drew 6 pr Drawers, 5 shirts, 1 pr pants, 2 pr shoes, & on the 7 we left the piqet line only a few men at each post & about 8 or 9 oclock the Yanks