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letter & on the 27 we worked on the fort until in the evening & we got orders to draw 60 roundes of Cartridges & it rained & we never drew the cartridges & we never had to leave our workes but we were under orders to keep packed up until sometime after night when we got orders to go to sleep & we all lay down & went to sleep & on the
28 we got orders to have our election in our Co. for 2nd lieutenant F.J. Seward & myself were the candidates & it come off & I got the majority of 5 votes & we were ordered to pack up again and we drew 2 pairs of shoes on the 27 W.H. Shepherd got one pair & W. P. Rodgers the other & we are now expecting to march off every moment & our forces charged the Yankees & was repulsed & our men