Thursday, April 13, 2017

Diary of 1st Lieutenant John S. Morgan: Thursday, July 20, 1865

Land at Natchez at 8. a. m. boat boilers in dangerous condition. Enjineer & firemen run from their places last night for a while fearing an explosion, 3 of the Boilers blistered badly fix them up but slightly A. M. & P. M. in the city. suburbs fine, & shade, but the day awful warm, take a stroll in city while boat cools, get off at 6. P. M.

SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 608

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