25 September 1864: “Left the camp with an officer + ten men unable to walk”

Item Description: From Colonel George Logan’s records. This report from one of his captains informs him of transportation trouble and new camp conditions. It also informs him of the Captains decisions.

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Citation: In Folder 33, in the George William Logan Papers #1560, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Hd. Qrs. 2nd Battalion. Heavy Artillery
25. Sept 1864

C. C. D. W. La.
Capt. Commanding

Reports that he left an officer and ten men in charge of the baggage belonging to his Battalion.


Hd Qrs D.W. La.
26 Sept. 1864

Reply returned. Left the sick and baggage remain where they are.

By Command of Maj. Gen. McKlear

Gallagher A.A.G.

Rear Hd. Qrs. 2nd D. La. Sept. 26, 1864


Hd Qrs La. Battalion H. A. Chickasaw
Bayon, Sept 25th 1864

Lt. Col. J.T. Galligher A. A. G.

Col. On moving to this camp yesterday morning I found it impossible for want of transportation to move most of our baggage. I therefore left the camp with an officer + ten men unable to walk. Expecting to send for the Sick men + baggage today. I have Since concluded that it would be best perhaps to let the Sick men + baggage remain there for the present, as the Sick can be better taken care of there than here. There being nothing to Shelter them from the weather at this camp; if however you should wish the whole camp removed here, will you indicate it? So that I may order it at once.

Very Respectfully
Your Able Servant
C.C. Duke Capt.
Comdg. Batt. [Commanding Battalion]

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