15 rebs showed themselves to the pickets this morning. took up our march at 6.30, stopped — hours 4 mile of cotton plant to bridge creek, cav. reported bayou de View, impossible, turned the head of column toward Helena.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 7, January 1923, p. 489