Thursday, March 7, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Thursday, May 15, 1862

We were expecting to be attacked today by the rebels’ making a charge on our front line and were ordered to fall in with two days’ rations in our haversacks. We marched out about a mile, and forming a line of battle, remained there till dark — about six hours — when we moved toward the right wing and up to camp. The entire right wing of the army has moved around farther to the right.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 49

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