Sunday, January 15, 2017

Diary of 2nd Lieutenant George G. Smith: May 18, 1864

Relieved in morning and returned to camp. First Louisiana crossed the bayou again and camped all night. Built a bridge by anchoring steam boats along side each other and laying on planks. It took twenty steamboats to reach across.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 119-20

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