Rain quite a shower A. M. at New Madrid 10:45 wood above pass Island No. 10, 1.45 P. M. Land at Cairo, at 9.30 P. M. fail to procure Transportation by Rail ordered on to St Louis on the Osborn, proceed to coal, & get off at, 1. A. M. the 26th. Humurous incident, woman tossing up her baby to the boys.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 609