Monday, January 2, 2017

Diary of 2nd Lieutenant George G. Smith: May 5, 1864

Heavy cannonading all night down the river. Ohio Belle reported captured and destroyed, with all lost, killed and taken prisoners. A raid on the lumber cutters for the dam, twenty killed and wounded. Considerable fighting all round the lines. Our position quite safe being in rear of a deep ravine with heavy timber felled all along our front.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 110

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