Recollections of Captain J. J. Kellogg.
The day we left domestic for the battle used to be an eventful one, and the incidents crowded into that day is not really effaced from my memory.
There used to be a rally that afternoon, upon which get together we additional a few vital names to our corporation roll. the various boys who then enlisted in our ranks have been favorite in our neighborhood society and handed present within the ranks of our greatest youngsters. Others got here out in their obscurity for the 1st time on that get together, and have been first identified and spotted at the day in their enlistment. I had by no means in detail recognized Isaac Haywood, who was once afterwards my bunkmate, till that day. I first made the acquaintance of Tom Wilson then, however it will require an excessive amount of area to call all of the comrades I then met. And while the nice fight ultimately ended, how few of these fair-haired, bright-eyed boys have been authorised to come to their outdated houses. just a small squadron of lithe-limbed, bronze-faced fellows got here again. I enjoyed Ike Haywood on sight. i believe i used to be frequently attracted in the direction of Ike due to his eccentric methods, bizarre demeanour of speech [pg four] and his brilliant stable nature. Dame Nature had gotten Ike up with out especial regard to attractiveness, yet had braced, propped and usually supported his abnormal good points with terrific bones and sinews, all contained in an in depth knit wrapper of rigid twine and muscle. Like different surprisingly strong males, Ike used to be often the very soul of excellent nature; but if totally aroused and compelled at the competitive he was once recognized and stated to be a holy terror. He had lengthy strong palms and palms, large shoulders, thick neck, surmounted by way of a bullet-shaped head with small ears. He had skinny crimson hair, pale purple mustache, was once squint-eyed and wore a part smile on his peach blossom face, and his less than lip type of slouched down at one finish. He regarded humorous always, yet extra fairly was once he comical whilst he attempted to be in sober earnest.
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War Experiences and the Story of the Vicksburg campaign from "Milliken's Bend" to July 4, 1863