March 5, 1863

Thursday.  Had morning drill from 7 to 7.45—then from 9 to 11.  In afternoon, the whole  Brigade marched to Camp Banks to be reviewed by Genl. Augun.  We though[t] our Brigade made quite a decent appearance, tho’ one Regt. Was not able to bring out more than about 200 men—a whole Co. being out on picket, & other men on post guard.  Our actual strength now, we suppose to be about 300 men besides commissioned officers.  These frequent reviews & inspections are supposed to portend “a move,” in some direction.  The forces here have been increased of late by the arrival of  Cavalry & Artillery, besides which several mortar vessels have come up the river within a week.

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]


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