Inspection at 9. A. M. busy all day working on Rolls, eve with Mr. Ellis & Dr Rice for church, no church take a look at the city. Warm bright and city lit with gass. Canal St. alive with feminine &c, saloons full, and everything gay.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 607