Friday, October 21, 2016

Diary of Sergeant George G. Smith: May 24, 1863

3 a. m. we were in Bayou Sara, and at 7 o'clock the First Louisiana and the 91st New York forded the Bayou and marched to the rear of Port Hudson. A part of the 19th corps had anticipated us and at 8 p. m. were engaging the enemies' outposts.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 56

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