February 18, 1863

[Louisiana] Wednesday.  Weather more pleasant, but camp ground terrible muddy. In the forenoon the men were ordered to raise up their tents & raise the floors higher from the ground—boards & joist being furnished for the purpose.  I went down to town in morning to get my boots tapped, but could not get it done.  Visited the Hospital.  Found most of our men gaining but York was very sick, & will not probably live more than a few days.  In afternoon, after the men had got their tents fixed up, had a short Batt[alion] Drill.  Finished a letter to Pamelia, & wrote one to cousin Maria Snow, in answer to one from her inclosed in Pamelia’s last.

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]


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