Monday, November 4, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Friday, January 2, 1863

We are now on less than half rations and the outlook for anything better in the next few days is not good, although a train was expected to come through from Memphis today.1 The railroad east and west from us has been torn up; the rebel cavalry seem to be able to destroy it as fast as we can repair it.

1 The train the day before did not have provisions. — A. G. D.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 91

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