Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Monday, November 18, 1861
We left Keokuk at daylight and ran all day without accident
or incident. We again tied up for the night, for fear of encountering a “secesh”
battery on the banks. The weather is delightful and riding on the “Father of
Waters” is very enjoyable.
Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B.,
Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 18-9