Monday, January 7, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Monday, March 17, 1862

We received orders to disembark in the morning and everybody is rejoicing, for it is getting very tiresome on the boats — we have been on the boats seven days now. Details of men worked nearly all day at unloading our commissariat. The landing place is nothing but a jelly of mud — there are so many mules, horses and men passing back and forth.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 37

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