1862 June 29 Richmond, Va.

[from the diary of Daniel D. Logan, younger brother of General Thomas M. Logan, formerly a Sgt, Co. B, 1st Special Battalion (Rightor’s), now with the Hampton Legion]

                        Sunday – June 29th 1861
Went into town before breakfast today &
saw Mullie, taking breakfast with
the Dunlops – found Mr Harvey asleep
upon his sofa, having just come in
from the battle field of Gaines Mills
where he had been all night taking off
the wounded – with his citizen’s committee –
Returned to the office by Eleven o’c &
spent the day writing up returns of our
payments for last quarter – Rec’d a letter
from Julie today – Brother Rode into
town to day to change saddles with
the man who [-] him his horse – Capt
Harrison has determined to give up his
department, & go to the springs for his
health – the old man is very ill – Find
Mullie but slightly wounded in the foot –
he will probably be here a week or ten days –
Genl Magruders division & Huger & Holmes

[The following lines are cross-written over the above page.]
moved forward on the Enemy today – the former
having a severe fight & driving them before
us with heavy loss – taking 800 prisoners &
many wagons – Tonight our troops are on the
Charles City road & four miles from our late
Picket lines – Longstreet & Hills divisions have
recrossed the Chickahominy river & are after
the foe by another route – Jackson’s also
over & making for their rear – The fighting today
was on the Yorktown railroad –

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6154

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