Sunday, March 11, 2018

Captain Charles Wright Wills: October 1, 1863

Griffin's Landing, Miss., October 1, 1863.

Clear as a bell this morning; about 8 a. m. we reached Griffin's landing 125 miles above Vicksburg. Said Griffin has some 2,000 cords of wood ricked on his plantation, some 500 of which we propose to gobble for the use of our transportation. We found here a part of Blair's division which left Vicksburg over a week ago. Found the 55th Illinois, 8th Missouri and 13 regiments among other regiments. They finished wooding and left about 3 p. m.

SOURCE: Charles Wright Wills, Army Life of an Illinois Soldier, p. 194-5

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