1862 April 30 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]

Wednesday Apl 30th 1862
Went to Lee’s House & Yorktown today – gave up
my Enfield rifle to Lieut Coffee – Saw Capt de
Rugnier [?] & others – The Yankee fleet has[?] 6 vessels off
Yorktown – Had an offer today to join the 10th La
Regt – with Col Marignys promise of his
influence to get me appointed Lieut in

                        Thursday– April 30th 1862
Capt  Barnetts Co – Saw Mullie & got a horse from Capt
Was taken with a chill & had to go to bed at 4
o’c – (my blankets on the floor) – The Yankees threw
many shells over Yorktown today & night
     Wrote Jno Didlake today

[Mullie: Logan’s brother Thomas M. Logan]                
[Capt. William B. Barnett, 10th La.]

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6154

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