Friday, February 17, 2017

Diary of 2nd Lieutenant George G. Smith: October 19, 1864

Passed Helena, Ark., and reached Memphis at 8 p. m. Staid all night on board the steamboat. Next day we went ashore and camped two miles in rear of the city, but at 5 p. m. took the steamer “Belle Memphis” with the 161st New York, and moved on up the river.

SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 136

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