Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Tuesday, December 17, 1861

This morning we entered the town and made a search of all the houses for “secesh.”  We took seven prisoners, besides some arms and ammunition. This being a great apple country, we found stores of apples in the houses, and helping ourselves, we filled our haversacks. By one o’clock we had finished sacking the town and started back to our boats, arriving there at dark.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 24

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