1862 January 31 [Williamsburg, Va.]

[from the diary of Daniel D. Logan, younger brother of General Thomas M. Logan and Sgt., Co. B, 1st Special Battalion (Rightor’s) Louisiana Infantry]

Friday – January 31st. 1862
Rain most of the day – Battalion drill
& no parade – spent most of the day
in doors – reading – Wrote a long letter
to Sister Anna in answer to her most
remarkable letter rec’d last night – also
wrote to Sister Sallie by Mr Ross
who leaves tomorrow morning for N.O. –
acknowledging receipt of Box & also sent
by Mr Ross my Journal for 1861 & sent a
few relics, for Isabel, Sallie, Miss Neely [?] & Miss
Mary – Johnson & McVicker got their dis-
-charge today – according to our monthly report
the Company is today returned to 73 men.
Rain again tonight – I am thoroughly sick
of this inaction & more anxious each day to go
to some field of action – via N.O. I regret that
I did not write my journal over in a more
legible shape.

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6154

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