1862 April 29 near Yorktown, Va.

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

                        Tuesday – April 29th 1862
Went to the battery again this
morning,  Bob Harve [?] took a shot
with my rifle, & made a yank
get down out of a tree – the officer
would not allow us to shoot as
usual – I was taken with a chill &
fever today at 12 o’c – upon referring
back find that it is just 21 days
since my last – this could have been
avoided by taking quinine – had I
thought of it – The Co rec’d orders
today for our four Companies to go
to Sprattleys   Capt Smith went to
Wms’burg to get transportation papers
today – We hear today that N.O. has
not been taken – the accts are very
varing – Our battalion is broken up today –
the men all going South – Co “C’ & the S’
Greys remain in under the Con-         
-scription act – It is very sad to
part with the comrades of twelve
mo’s hardships – I was too sick
to go to Camp with them – but
remained in Camp Rawle with Jim –
towards night Everything is very
still – & lovely – I bid good-bye to
many of the boys, not expecting to
go South myself at present – I do
not wish to leave here before the great
fight is over – a letter from Jno Didlake
rec’d today (24th date)

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6154

                   

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