Monday, August 22, 2016

Diary of Sergeant George G. Smith: October 25, 1862

Arrived in Donaldsonville at 9 a. m. As soon as the First Louisiana landed they were ordered to build board shanties and garrison the place. Plenty of lumber was found and by night the regiment had quite comfortable houses.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 30

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