Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Post image for Downing’s Civil War Diary.–Alexander G. Downing.

Downing’s Civil War Diary.–Alexander G. Downing.

January 28, 2013

Diary of Alexander G. Downing; Company E, Eleventh Iowa Infantry

Wednesday, 28th—We had ten or twelve teams at work all day hauling wood to the boats. I worked till noon with the detail of men hauling wood and loading the transports, while the other detail was on picket. In the afternoon our detail was on picket and the others completed the loading. We were called in from picket at sundown and with all on board the transports started on the return trip, reaching our camp a little before midnight.

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