Friday, March 24, 2017

Diary of 1st Lieutenant John S. Morgan: Saturday, June 10, 1865

Soon as breakfast over finish loading com. stores. No of blls bread lost by breaking open at 2, P. M. turned in, land on the island of Brazos at the city of Brazos Santiago about 4 small houses, all the water used is condensed. ration 1 gal per day, plenty of fish, hear the sad news that the Col Lt Col & adjt of Regt were bathing, the tide carried them out, the Lt Col was saved by his servt but the Col & Adjt were lost

SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 605

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