This day closes up a very eventful year in our history. Many graves had been made. Disease and the fortunes of war had done their work, and the ranks of the First Louisiana Infantry Volunteers were thinned to less than one half the original number. Still we went on, heedless of what the future might bring. No thought of the morrow. “Let the things of the morrow take care of themselves.” Today nine companies moved into the barracks and Co. C moved into the fort just as we were one year ago. Col. Fisk in command of the Post.
SOURCE: Abstracted from George G. Smith, Leaves from a Soldier's Diary, p. 143