Monday, March 13, 2017

Diary of 1st Lieutenant Lemuel A. Abbott: Monday, August 29, 1864

A cool comfortable day; laid out Company streets this forenoon and everything looks as though we were to remain in camp several days. Torbet's cavalry has been engaged all day, but was driven back about 4 o'clock when our Division was sent out to support it. The enemy fell back as soon as they discovered our infantry. We followed the rebs about five miles, returned about half way to camp, and Bivouacked. There's good news from Grant's army to-night. We await anxiously for the returns from the Chicago convention.

SOURCE: Lemuel Abijah Abbott, Personal Recollections and Civil War Diary, 1864, p. 141

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