Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Note: the Regiment arrives at Kidds Mills
Allowed to sleep in until six a.m., the march was resumed at eight. Passing "some splendid plantations" the men took note of ripening strawberries, pears, corn, and potatoes. It was almost enough to make their mouths water and take their minds off the pace maintained by the column, which was close to three miles an hour. When a halt was called at noon, arms were stacked and blankets spread on the ground. No one stirred, not even when a thunderous barrage of snores filled the air.
The respite was short lived, however. At 3 in the afternoon the entire Regiment began a six mile trek to stand watch over a railroad line running into Richmond.