"Friday July 11th. Capt. Hoyt joined us and Punch. Engaged in pitching tents & forming camp. Cloudy but dry. Dress Parade. Charles Clarke died today. Heard of Dan'l Williamson's death which took place on Tuesday July 8th."
Ryder accidentally left a good chunk of his diary behind when the 3d left Norfolk. This includes an entry that may explain why Charles was court-martialed. However, Ryder and other members of the 3d mention in their diaries that "running the lines" and "taking French leave" were popular activities while they were at Norfolk. It was such a problem that Colonel Lomax made it a habit of standing guard. Ryder himself was caught and busted down from Sergeant for it.