John J. Hight.

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ing ground.

Wednesday, Julv 8th, I was awakened by the tiring of
cannon in our camp. I was confident it was on accoinit of
some good news and immediately got tip to learn what it
was. I soon learned it was on account of the surrender
of \'icksburg and the victory over Lee's army at Gettysburg.
This was certainlv good enough news for one da\' and
it was verv natin-al that we should all feel happy over it.

This forenoon we moved again for a change, going back
to llillsboro, a march of eight miles. This makes the Iburth
time we have traveled this road within the past few days.
Moved camp several times in the next few days, and finally
got settled down very comfortably near a big spring.

Sr.NDAV, JiL\' 12. вАФ I ]-)reached in the camp of the looth
Illinois at io:,^o a. m. In the evening Chaplain Crews, of
that Regiment, preached for me in the camp of the 58th.



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His sermon was u



Online LibraryJohn J. HightHistory of the Fifty-eighth regiment of Indiana volunteer infantry. Its organization, campaigns and battles from 1861 to 1865 → online text (page 13 of 47)