Thursday, January 5, 2017

Diary of 2nd Lieutenant John S. Morgan: Saturday, February 18, 1865

Had a good run during the night A. M. Passed Natchez but did not get to see any of the city except “Natchez under the hill.” boat stopping but a few minutes. At 11.30 at the mouth of Red River where are stationed 8 gunboats & Monitors to guard the river, here had a sight of the formidable Rebel Ram Tenesee. She is a formidable looking vessel, at 1.45. landed at Murgauge. Saw Warren Alney, & took on board 1 battalion of 2 N Y. Cav. Place defended by 7 negro Regts & battery. Rebs close. Start down at 6.30

SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 574

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