Thursday, November 8, 2012

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Thursday, January 16, 1862

A squad of the boys went out scouting1 and took one man a prisoner, besides bringing in nine mules and six hogs. They took the man to headquarters, turned the mules over to the regimental quartermaster, and the hogs we made use of as so much extra pork for the company.

1This was really a foraging expedition which at that time they spoke of as “scouting.” — Ed.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 29

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