Can hear an occasional shell burst in the fire of the ruins in town yet. Today there is an impression that we stay here but one or two days then to New Orleans thence home. Preaching evening, take a ride in skiff. Ship loaded with Negro soldiers passed out for New Orleans.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 604