Saturday, March 25, 2017

Diary of 1st Lieutenant John S. Morgan: Thursday, June 17, 1865

Go with some other officers to Bagdad stage was robbed last night from Matamoras by Cortimer's men. 2 custom house officer on a drunk stopped stage for $2.00 about 6 weeks ago & was shot for it. Shoot is the word in Mexico. A scooner lightening troops at Brazos missed the channel running in & was wrecked. A total loss, no lives lost.

SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 606

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