February 17, 1863

2-17[Louisiana] Tuesday.  Rainy all day.  Had no drills or inspection.  Have spent most of the day in the tent, writing, & preparing Company papers.  Am trying to arrange my Co. accounts so that if I live to make another “quarterly return“ I may do it with less labor & perplexity than I have been able to do the last.  I turned over to the Col. today 8 guns & sets of accoutrements belonging to sick men who are not likely to use them for a long time.  This relieves me from the trouble of keeping them in my own hands, & from the danger of losing them.  I now have but three sets in my hands, & hope the men to whom they belong will soon be able to take them again.

Last night some of our Cavalry pickets were fired upon by rebel cavalry, & one of our men shot in the ankle, breaking the bones so badly as to make amputation necessary, which has been performed on him today, in the Genl. Hospital. Continue reading

February 16, 1863

2-15[Louisiana] Monday.  Cloudy in morning.  Lt. J. drilled company in firearms.  Self writing.  In afternoon had Regimental Inspection by Lieut. Brown, which took till nearly night.  This evening attended School of Instruction for Officers, by Capt. Denslow, of the N.Y. 6th, subject “skirmishing.”

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]


February 15, 1863

2-15[Louisiana] Sunday.  Had no military orders to do.  Services in forenoon.  Sermon by Mr. Wardwell—a good faithful, practical discourse.  Weather cloudy & warm.  This evening it is raining again.  Prayer meeting at Quartermaster tent.  I have not attended.  The Col. told me today that we are to turn over our tents & be furnished with “shelter tents”.  This looks like a move into the field.  It may come within a few days.  It is said that the Brigadier, General Dwight, has arrived & is to take command—hope he is a different man from Col. Wilson.

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]


February 13, 1863

[Louisiana] Friday.  Being “Officer of the day,” I have had a pretty poor chance for working on clothing return, & have made progress in it.  This evening have nearly finished it, & hope to get it off my hands tomorrow, if possible.  The first of the evening attended the school of instruction for officers, & since that—it is now about midnight—have been busy at my return.  The weather is again showery, & promised to be dull tomorrow—if so, the Reg. Inspection that is ordered will probably be postponed.  Nothing of interest has occurred today, & as I was [illeg. word] a large part of last night think I will “turn in.”

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Mss. Collection]