Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Wednesday, February 4, 1863

Rain all day, and the whole country is being flooded over. General Grant has sent five or six expeditions along the river to find some way to move the army on to higher ground in the rear of Vicksburg, and also to solve the problem of getting our fleet and gunboats past the rebels' batteries without running the risk of having them destroyed. I wrote a letter to John D. Moore, Inland, Iowa.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 98-9

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