Friday, January 11, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Friday, March 21, 1862

It is cloudy and cold. Captain Chambers' battery of six guns arrived today. Orders came for us to embark at once, and we struck our tents and got ready to start. After waiting six hours for the order to fall in, the order was countermanded and we had to pitch our tents again.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 38

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