1862 February 27

[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\

Thursday – February 27/62
Spent today in the routine of camp
duties – Drill at ten o’c & battalion drill –
at 3 o’c with parade at five o’c –
Fry & Harry sick today with chills –
Write to Willie Norcum today
in answer to his letter from N.O. –
Maj Beard gave me an order
tonight to report in Richmond, & get
our steam tug boat – I went to obtain
a pass, till Monday to go & try &
get my Valise – when he gave
me the order to go on “Battalion
business” – Sat up late tonight
getting ready for an Early
start in the morning –

Major James Beard, 1st La. Bn.

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6154

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