Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Tuesday 12-13-98

Am on detail to get information in regard to insurgents outposts and strength. Went in carriage to 8th Army hd’q’rs at Palace in walled city for surveyor’s instruments. Palace is a splendid building for this neck o’ woods. Rigged up a drafting table. In eve quartette went to Palace & sung to Co. F 2nd Or. Treated royally then sung a marching song to quarters of 2nd Or., where we sung more. Home at taps. Sung as we went to Palace to S. Dak. and several other regs.