Monday, June 27, 2016

Diary of 4th Sergeant John S. Morgan: Wednesday, March 11, 1863

Rained all night, and till 8 A. M. cotton for 10 mile on fire in the water from the burning boat. Landed at 7. P. M. Gun boats advanced. Troops disembarked 1 reg. sent to reconoiter fort. 3 killed 14 wounded. Heavy eanonading at 4. Embarked at dusk on Citizen started up river Broke down at 3 miles

SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 7, January 1923, p. 485

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