Night quiet. Relieved at 7.30 at camp at 8. find the whole Regt at work on the fort. I go down to look on, large fort, visit the paymaster on board the boat to try to get pay, he puts me off until tomorrow Mr. Vaugn at the landing drunk. P. M. spent reading. Evening call on the P-M- as boat starts tonight, he refuses to pay me, has been a very warm & sultry day & dust almost unbearable.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 598