Pennsylvania's Emergency Men

Pennsylvania's Emergency Men

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15, 1862: 5th PA Emergency Militia

Read the previous day here.

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. 

- Paul Wald

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