Downing’s Civil War Diary.–Alexander G. Downing.

Wednesday, 7th[1]—We struck tents this morning, and moving three miles around to the right, cleared away the heavy timber and brush for our camp number 5. Our camp is just at the edge of the vacated breastworks of the rebels, they having lost them by being outflanked by our forces. Lieutenant Anderson of Company A returned from home today, having been on furlough.


[1] John W. Dwiggans of Company E, who was severely wounded at the battle of Shiloh, died on this day at Paducah, Kentucky.—A. G D


Diary of Alexander G. Downing; Company E, Eleventh Iowa Infantry

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