Letter home

Dear Mother and Father,

Camp life is horrible. All we do are drills and all of us are terrible. When we do have a break from the drills, we get assigned chores that we are forced to do. One especially bad chore was guard duty, where we soldiers walk around camp with our guns making sure the Confederates don't come too close to our camp. If someone doesn't work and leaves the camp without permission, they get punished with something like a barrel shirt, which is when they walk around camp wearing a barrel. When someone is disrespectful to our officers, the get a punishment called bucking and gagging. That is when you get tied in an uncomfortable position and gagged. I miss home terribly.

The blue sky is how it looks like from our camp during the day.

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