Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Wednesday, February 19, 1862

News came that Roanoke Island has been taken by our men. It is reported that our company will leave for California, Missouri, in three or four days and all are rejoicing that our stay here is about over.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 33

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