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

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An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones.

January 10, 2013

An Artilleryman's Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones, 6th Battery, Wisconsin Artillery.

Buntyn Station, Saturday, Jan. 10. Warm and pleasant. Orders to hold ourselves in readiness to march at a moment’s warning. Went out with Evans to forage. Got some sweet potatoes from a citizen. Drew soft bread at the quartermaster’s taken from Memphis. Sad news from Vicksburg. Sherman’s forces withdrawn to Napoleon. Health better. Drilled on the piece.

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