A study of the the Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, and the Keystone state's reaction to the threat of invasion during the Maryland Campaign of 1862, and the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863. As well as other historical thoughts and observations.
On the 15th of September our Regiment left Harrisburg. I was detailed for Regimental guard. We arrived at Camp Horn, 3 miles below Chambersburg, about 1 o'clock in the morning and slept on a stubble field, under the free heavens. Before we left I remarked jokingly, "Now I will get a chance of studying Astronomy", but my eyes refused to render me any service that night. We all slept a little better than father Jacob going to Haran. Stones were our pillow and blankets our coverlits.