Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Johnny Reb Relaxes in Camp (Confederate Veteran, 1930)
"Despite the stories by politicians of how we suffered the pangs of hunger, etc., etc., every veteran who actually soldiered can recall many blue spots on the sky of his memory; many days and nights when pleasure led the march and love burnished life with gold...
One fortunate thing for us was that we had our games. Marbles, played with all the zest and and avidity of school boy days; cards, running the gamut through smut, loo, euchre, three-card monte, poker, cribage and whist; checkers, and the royal game of chess."
The author of this short reminiscence also remarked upon the importance that music played in camp.