Thursday, March 14, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Thursday, May 22, 1862

Things were a little more quiet this forenoon, but there was some very heavy cannonading off on the left flank this afternoon. Skirmishing is still going on between the pickets. There are not many men being killed on either side, since they are well protected by their respective fortifications; it is when they have to advance on [sic] skirmish in the open that they suffer losses.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 50

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