1862 March 31

[from the diary of Daniel D. Logan, Sgt. Co. B, 1st Special Battalion (Rightor’s), Louisiana Infantry]

Monday – March 31st 1862
Reveille sounded at 6 o’c this morning – Weather
clear again – Had target shooting from
our four redoubts today with a parrot gun –
all bad shots – only getting the range of
the guns. Heard today that Fry was
ordered to report for duty again in the
Company – Some rascals broke in the
Commissary Department & stole a lot of
Coffee & provisions at Camp Rightor
Heard today heavy firing towards
Ship Point – La Gds [Guards] went on picket
guard tonight – Old Dick came in today
from Picket to [-] – This day has been
spent unprofitably – Idled away.
More troops came today – but not
the 7th La with Old John –

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 6154

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