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An Artilleryman’s Diary–Jenkin Lloyd Jones.

March 7, 2013

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

On the Mississippi, Saturday, March 7. Ordered to reimbark at early dawn. Arose at 4 o’clock but did not get loaded till in the afternoon on the same boats as before. Severe rainstorm and wind last night. Very . muddy. Part of the day the sun shone very bright. Health good. 2: 30 P. M. the fleet once more “swung loose” and headed up stream. The “Campbell” was aground, so had to be towed out by the “Gladiator” and “John H. Dickey”; after she got afloat we lashed to the former to get some coal. As night advanced we kept slowly going, and by night were the fourth in line.

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