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Daily Log, 1862 April 8-May 3

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 15, Folder: 1, Object: 17
Identifier: cuid310

Scope and Contents

Daily log of events: shot a loon. Went up black river; got sweet potatoes; looked for missing drummer boys; had a turkey shoot. Saw the "Marrimac (Merrimac)... capture three of our schooners... Marrimac retreated beyond Sewels Point." Went to Fort Monroe, watched rebel gunboats. "Struck our tents this morning and marched for Yorktown." Had dinner on enemy's works at Big Bethel. Marched to Harwoods Mills and camped. Continued march to within shelling distance. Have 80 prisoners. " struck near me." "Last night... skirmishing on our left." Two or three balloons ascended. "... saw our men planting their seige guns." Visited the 64. "Rebels tried to shell one camp but failed. Our sharpshooters picked off their gunners." Went within half mile of enemy and heard their band playing Dixie. Went from York River to James River. He stopped at 100th Regiment where many were sick. "It is wet and cold. Hurrah for the sunny south." Visited the 82nd PA. On police duty. Rebs threw shells at men in the trenches. Skirmishing and heavy cannons during the night. May 1: enemy firing on entrenchments with little effect. "Our company went down to ship point to unload a cargo of shot and shell." He received two months pay.


  • Creation: 1862 April 8-May 3


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