Saturday, April 15, 2017

Diary of 1st Lieutenant John S. Morgan: Thursday, July 27, 1865

Morning Corondalet in night Iron Mountain R. R. runing on river banks below the bluff Land at St Louis at. 8. A. M. Land by the side of the Muscatine, the steamer which is to convey us to Davenport, transfer at 9. A. M. then go up to the city & stay until 3 P. M. most of time with Mr Ellis. I get dinner at a saloon, return to boat find the 18th Iowa on Silver Wave ready to go up. Our boat crowded, about 150 passengers besides the Regt. some 25 ladies, get off at 4.15 P. M. at Alton at 9. P. M. takes on 10 passengers & take a barge in tow, Raining

SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 609

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