1862 February 26

[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 – February 26/ 62
Weather clear today, but it began
to rain before dark – Had a long
drill this morning, & battalion drill in
the Evening. Norman[?] Fairchild & Harris are
sick today – Rec’d no papers, no
letters today – Wrote to Mr Harvey
& the Columbian Hotel abt my Valise –
Which I never expect to see again – I loose
all the clothes I have worth anything
& my Diamond breastpin, sleeve buttons,
studs, & 2 pkgs of letters – besides
shirts, &c &c. The Cadets buried
their target tonight with mystic honors!
torch-lignt procession &c – they had quite
a merry making over it all – I begin to
feel deserted, two months & no letter
from Sallie! Times look so squally I
have great doubts abt going home before
reenlisting – nous verrons [we shall see] –

me the order to go on “Battalion
business” – Sat up late tonight
getting ready for an Early
start in the morning –

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6154

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