Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Diary of Sergeant George G. Smith: July 1, 1863

Reports of the enemy in great force (18,000). Expect an attact every hour. Trees nearly all removed in range of the fort. Bags of sand placed on the parapets leaving loop holes for guns and otherwise strengthing the fort.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 85

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