Diary of a Yankee Engineer: The Civil War Story of John H. Westervelt, Engineer, 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Corps

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Diary of an Engineer during the
rebellion

Mar 18th 1684 [sic]

No. XXXIII

Lieut Talcot having arrived yesterday, to day we are engaged in taking an account of stock and tools. Sunday 20th I forgot to say that on the 18th the rebels drove in our pickets and created quite an alarm. Our force however drove them back in turn and advanced our post one mile further. To day all is quiet again. Oranges are as plenty as huckelberrys here now. Boat loads of them come down the river daily, the largest and finest I ever saw. There are two crops per year here, this being the winter crop as it is called they are not verry sweet. They sell for one cent a piece which is dirt cheap in accordance with other things. There are none growing here now but the trees are in full bloom and emit a fragrance that perfumes the whole town. I never smelled anything equal to it. I have a small branch over my bunk and it completely fills the room with its delightfull scent. You ought to be here to see and smell them. 21st I must give you a little description of my shop. In the back corner of the building by a window within 30 ft of and looking out on the water I have my little bench rigged up. No person is allowed inside the enclosure of boxes of material and kegs of nails without my permission. Here I have my tools and can lay off and read the papers or coger little things for myself or my friends when I have nothing else to do. I can see every vessel that arrives or passes up or down the river and if any body arrives that I know. I fear I have things to nice to last long. At 10 AM it commenced to rain and is raining hard yet at 9 P.M., wind northeast and warm. 22nd Rainy all day. 23rd Clear. One of our tugs towed down two secesh steamers this morning captured up the river. Did you ever see a steamboat with only one wheel and that directly

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