Quote from Pvt. Oliver Norton
83rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Oliver Willcox Norton served as an enlisted man in the Eighty-third Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during part of the war. He was then commissioned as a lieutenant in the Eight United States Colored Troops on November 10, 1863. The following quote is from the book Brothers in Arms, by William C. Davis.

"The first thing in the morning is drill, then drill, then drill again. Then drill, drill, a little more drill. Then drill, and lastly drill. Between drills, we drill, and sometimes stop to eat a little and have roll-call."

--- Oliver Norton, 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry

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