Monday, February 6, 2017

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

Orders to embark tomorrow morning at 5 p. m. for Bayou Sara on board the transport Illinois. Arrived on the third. Marched two miles in rear of town at the forks of the Woodville and Port Hudson roads. The expedition consisted of the First Louisiana Infantry, One hundred sixty-first New York, Twenty-third Wisconsin, a squadron of the First Louisiana Cavalry, a New York Regiment of cavalry and two or three sections of artillery. Colonel Guppy of the twenty-third Wisconsin Infantry commanding. Captured several prisoners, outposts of rebel army at Jackson and Woodville. At night on picket guard two miles from camp.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 129-30

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