Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Saturday 1-14-99

Last night a Penn. killed oner man on post & captured 3 others –and a force of 300 forced the pickets on our line. But they fell back to block house & held them off. Co. M out last night, and we patrolled this portion of city.

Got a proclamation off a post in Singalong. We are called out (1st batt.) and I have been ordered to report as guide. They are falling in now, 8.30 p.m. They are going to attack us tonight, so all the Filips say. Other rumours say they open up the ball tomorrow, Sunday.