Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Diary of 1st Lieutenant John S. Morgan: Sunday, May 7, 1865

In camp reading all day. Men down the river at 10 A. M. report the fleet of 3 gunboats & 40 transport 40 mile above & will be down tomorrow night. Orders to keep arms bright & in order to march through the streets of Mobile. Hear a salute fired at Mobile at 12. M, At 6. P. M. hear a salute fired at Mobile those who counted said there were 34 guns. Sprinkles a little just at sun down. Preaching in camp in the evening. at 9. P. M. begins raining hard

SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 599

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