Arrive at Keokuck at 9.30 takes ½ hour to coal, go up in town, return just in time, several of the boys left cross rapids very slowly. feel the keel grate, boys left go up R. R. to Montrose Boat lands & takes them on. take another barge at Ft Madison leave 1st barge, arrive at Burlington just at dark stop for about 10. minutes 18 having passed us reported our coming about 1 hour before, quite a no of citizens at the wharf. As we push out part of the 6th Iowa arrive from Davenport enroute home nights cool.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 609