Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Wednesday, June 11, 1862

I was on guard today at General Todd’s headquarters. The weather is very hot. The teams all went to the river for provisions. We are establishing a good camp at this place. We raised our wedge tents up from the ground and built bunks for our beds instead of lying down on the ground.1

1 This was the first time that we built bunks for our beds, raised up from the ground. — A. G. D.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 53

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