1862 April 29 before York Town

[from the diary of Samuel Johnson of the 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]

                       April 29th

To day the cannonading at the Point
continues quite heavy and rapid.  also a
brisk fire from Yorktown is added to
it.  News of the capture of New Orleans
and the forts on the lower Mississippi
reach us to day.  Pleasant and quite

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 8493

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