September 10, 1863

9-10Mackie’s Island

Came to Portland, was clothed with soldier’s garb and furnished with knapsack etc.and put under guard in City Buildings. Have had a hard day doing nothing. Companions, gamblers and rogue Sergeants would go out with me if I would give them anything from one dollar to five. Did not go out till we were marched down to the wharf between five or six corpoals and segeants.

Diary of Edwin Emery [Edwin Emery Diaries and Memoir]

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