“THE MONOTONOUS VARIETY OF CAMP LIFE”

 

SINGING WAR SONGS, PLAYING CARDS,

EATING BEAN SOUP, RUNNING GUARDS,

HIKING, DRILLING, EXERCISING,

LYING ROUND PHILOSOPHIZING;

DIGGING DITCHES, LEARNING TACTICS,

STANDING GUARD UNTIL YOUR BACK ACHES;

WASHING CLOTHES, PICKING TRASH UP,

CLEANING CAMP, DISHING HASH UP;

CHAWING HARDTACK, SICK OF PORK;

BITS OF REST AND CHUNKS OF WORK;

WITHOUT PAPERS, WITHOUT BOOKS,

GROWLING, GRUMBLING, CUSSIN COOKS,

WRITING LETTERS, CLEANING TENTS UP

IN YOUR CLOTHING SEWING RENTS UP;

SCOURING BUTTONS, BLACKING SHOES,

CLEANING GUN FOR READY USE,

KEEPING BRIGHT OUR PLATES AND CUPS,

SALUTING OUR “HIGHER UPS”;

WONDERING WHAT OUR ORDERS ARE,

TELLING HOW TO RUN THE WAR;

TURNING IN AT SOUND OF TAPS,

DREAM OF PEACE AND HOME, PERHAPS;

TURNING OUT AT BREAK OF DAY,

SAME OLD THINGS IN SAME OLD WAY;

WISHING, THROUGH EVERY BIT OF IT,

THAT THIS INFERNAL WAR WOULD QUIT;

BUT NOT UNTIL OUR FLAG IS FREE,

TO FLOAT WHERE’ER IT USED TO BE.

 

WRITTEN BY AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER OF THE 118TH NY

Elizabethtown, New York 2008
Zoar 2007
Zoar, Ohio
Zoar 2007
Zoar 2007
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival March 2010
Pin hole photo
Wilder Farm Fall 2017
Wilder Farm Fall 2016
Wilder Farm Homestead
New Market Virginia 2017
New Market Virginia 2017
New Market Virginia 2017
Beekmantown, May 2012
Wilder Farm 2016
Hear no evil, see no evil...
Wilder Farm
Wilder Farm 2017
Captain Pete
Pvt. Dobson on guard
New Market Virginia 2017
Lake Sarnac Winter Carnival
150th Fredericksburg
Artillery demonstration
150th Fredericksburg
150th Fredericksburg

118th N.Y. Vol. Inf. Co. F 2nd Regiment Federal Rifles, 4th Co.

Civil War Historical Re-enacting Unit

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