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

Friday, 31st—This was general muster day, and we were reviewed this afternoon by the commanding officer, General McArthur. The general says our division is hard to beat, declaring that it would be difficult to find a better-looking number of men armed for active service than the Sixth Division. After the review we were mustered for pay. The weather is very warm and the roads are dusty.

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

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