Early this morning pass over ship island shoals the light house in sight. A. M. quite a sharp shower, reach the S. W. pass at 6 P. M. Pilot boarded us immediately & run in behind the McLellan. Pass the Forts at night, reach the quarentine station at 11. P. M. anchor for the night, Musketoes so bad none can sleep.
SOURCE: “Diary of John S. Morgan, Company G, 33rd Iowa Infantry,” Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, Vol. 13, No. 8, April 1923, p. 607