Moved across the bayou as our encampment being inside the levy there was danger of being flooded out. Indeed the waters had already began to rise. Besides our fort had begun to assume respectful proportions, and it would be good policy to be on the same side of the bayou with it, in case of an attack of the enemy. We took down our old houses and moved them up on our new camping ground.
SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 36