By John S. Jackman
This is often the diary of John S. Jackman, a accomplice soldier within the Orphan Brigade, a regiment in Tennessee's ninth Kentucky Brigade which participated in lots of the significant Western campaigns of the yank Civil struggle. Jackman served as a regimental clerk, and faithfully recorded his impressions.
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On 7 Ed Porter Thompson, History of the First Kentucky Brigade (Cincinnati: Caxton, 1868), p. 386. " The December 1862 reference is almost certainly written not on that date but later. The other two entries, however, may be as originally noted in his journal. 8 As for where the name came from, Jackman, now the earliest known user of the term, agrees with the reference in Thompson's 1868 book and later recollections by others. He said in an 1895 speech that the Kentuckians' longtime commander General John C.
We made a fire in our tent, and by night my eyes were nearly out from smoke. Here we received a lot of overcoats, hats and glovesa present to the regiment, from the merchants of New Orleans. The day after, our company wagon was sent to the city for clothing; but before it got back in the evening, the regiment had moved. I was left to help load in our baggage. We had to tumble the boxes off in the road, to make room for our camp equipage. After we were loaded, I took an axe, bursted some of the boxes, and heaped clothing on top of our load as long as it would staythe balance was burned.
Davis, p. 60. 30 Jackman was paid on January 1, 1862. John S. C. (hereinafter cited as Jackman, Service Record). 31 William Stoner. Thompson, p. 823. Page 23 muddy. The colonel had old tan-bark hauled to pave the streets, and had it piled on all the beats. Some times, on a dark night, a sentinel could not keep on the little ridge of bark, and would get off into mud knee deep. We had been in camp but a few days when Billie Sr was sent to the hospital with the typhoid fever, and soon after died. A week or two afterward three others, of the mess, were sent off"Bro.