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

July 4th, 1863.

“Be ready to march at a minute’s notice,” is the order. At the same time we learn that Vicksburg has surrendered; that Johnson is in a trap, and that we are to help “bag the game.” So away we go, in light marching order. We marched eight miles and camped for the night.

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