Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Wednesday, February 25, 1863

We arrived at Greenville at 9 o'clock in the morning and reported to the commander of the post, who informed us that he did not need reinforcements. He had just defeated a force of three hundred with a battery of six light guns and lost but three men. We remained, however, during the day, leaving for our camp down the river at 10 o'clock at night.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 102

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