[Louisiana] Wednesday. Rec’d a mail from the North. Had a letter from Pamelia, written in journal form from Jan. 1st to 9th, on which day it was mailed. All at home were well and prospering—the Good God be thanked for his mercies and loving kindness. May I be more devoted to his service, and live more to his glory.
Evening. At 12 o’clock our Brigade (1st) under command of Col. Wilson formed in line in the road between the camp & the river, & marched through several streets of the town, & out to the field opposite to our old ground, Camp Banks. Here we marched in review in columns of companies before Gen. Grover. After this Review was over we returned through the streets down by the Penitentiary, & thence back to camp, arriving about 5 o’clock. Our Reg. had only about 400 men out including officers—the other Regts. Having a few more each I should think.