Sunday, January 22, 2017

Diary of 2nd Lieutenant George G. Smith: June 25, 1864

The troops were reviewed by General Reynolds. There were forty-three white Regiments, four colored, one dismounted cavalry, seven batteries of forty guns. The boys caught a cat fish. They said it weighed seventy-five pounds. It looked more like a slaughtered hog than a fish.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 125

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