Friday, January 27, 2017

Diary of 2nd Lieutenant George G. Smith: August 8, 1864

Captain Felton being sick and myself in command of the company, of course I must take his place on guard duty as officer of the day. It was the first time I had worn my sash over my shoulder and of course I did not feel altogether insignificant.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 129

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