May 28, 1863

29Sunrise Thursday.

Reg. formed line near the Depot, stacked arms & the boys made coffee for breakfast.  I wrote a short letter, in pencil, to Pamelia, soon after we stacked arms, & put it into the office.  Just before I mailed it the Chaplain brought in a late mail containing a letter for me dated May 11 from Pamelia, & having sealed mine, acknowledged the receipt of hers on the back of mine.  Mother’s health was much improved when P. wrote, for which I desire to be truly grateful to God.

Drew & delivered to the men a lot of clothing, consisting of 10 prs  trousers, 20 shirts, 32 pairs stockings, 5 blouses, 6 pairs Bootees.  Our baggage has been going aboard an ocean steamer, with the boxes that were sent down here from Baton Rouge in April.  [Blank space for name not inserted] came over from the Hospital to see us this forenoon.  He is looking well, but is quite lame.  He says our men are all doing well.  Sgt. Joseph Wing was very imprudent in eating, which caused his diarrhea to return.  I have no doubt that he thus shortened his days, if he did not actually kill himself.  Geo. Davis took charge of his effects, & sent them to his father.   Went on board the Fulton [steamer] just after dinner, our baggage having been stowed on board in the forenoon.  The 26th Me. & part of the 52nd Mass. came down from Brashear in the afternoon train & came aboard about dark, but the boat did not leave till after midnight, Maj. Brackett, Lt. J. & myself accepting a stateroom, & had a good nights rest.

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]

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