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

Friday, 4th—The Eleventh Iowa came in from picket. The weather is very hot. This is my first Fourth of July in the army. Things appear so lonesome. The battery boys of our brigade took their battery of six guns out a short distance from camp and fired a salute to celebrate the day.

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

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