Conclusion that the accident of yesterday was caused by a workman dropping a percussion shell in the shell room which exploding ignited 30 tuns of powder. P. M the 1st Div ordered to New Orleans & part of them embark. We rec orders to hold the Comd in readiness to march with 2 hours notice with transportation &c the same & 100 ronds ammunition to the man. Patroll duty today.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 603-4