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McLeod Diary

McLeod Diary

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5 July

[illegible] breast works & we hear that Gen. Johnston had quit the army & it seemed to have a bad effect among the troops. In the evening we got orders to pack up & be ready to fall in line in a moment & accordingly we done so & in a few moments we were in lines, the reason unknown to us. But I had my opinion & we were ordered to right face & we marched off & we

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July 6

never got far before we found out we had started to the front and another charge was to be made & the Yankees had crossed Peach Tree Creek and we had to charge them and drive back. We got about a mile and the Yanks fell back before we got the chance to charge them and we were ordered back to our breast works. And we went back and took a good night