Monday, November 28, 2016

Diary of Sergeant George G. Smith: July 29, 1863

The [1st] Louisiana was again ordered to garrison Fort Butler. The twenty-eighth Maine having served out its time was discharged. General Bank's army too vanished away, brigade after brigade until not a canvas could be seen in the vicinity, leaving us alone again in quiet possession of the country about Fort Butler. And thus ended one of the most important campaigns of the war.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 89

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