Exact Change, Please

Published:June 1, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe

From the diary of Frank Fitzhugh of Cutshaw’s (Virginia) Battery, on this day 150 years ago:

June Sunday 1
Arrived at Martinsburg
at 10 A.M formed line
of battle   waited for the
enemy.  Had a small brush
left there about dark
$43.48

Reads a bit like haiku, don’t you think?

IMAGE: Pencil and ink drawing on paper, “Irregular troops of Virginia. ‘Rifleman of the Alleganies [sic]'” by Alfred Wordsworth Thompson (Virginia Historical Society)