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AN ARTILLERYMAN'S DIARY

[Illustration: Jenkin Lloyd Jones]

Wisconsin History Commission: Original Papers, No. 8

AN ARTILLERYMAN'S DIARY

BY JENKIN LLOYD JONES

Private Sixth Wisconsin Battery

WISCONSIN HISTORY COMMISSION FEBRUARY, 1914

TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED COPIES PRINTED

Copyright, 1914 The Wisconsin History Commission (in behalf of the State of Wisconsin)

Opinions or errors of fact on the part of the respective authors of the Commission's publications (whether Reprints or Original Narratives) have not been modified or corrected by the Commission. For all statements, of whatever character, the Author alone is responsible.

DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTER

CONTENTS

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WISCONSIN HISTORY COMMISSION ix

AUTHOR'S PREFACE xi

AN ARTILLERYMAN'S DIARY: First impressions 1 Up and down the Mississippi and Yazoo 35 Encircling Vicksburg 48 The siege of Vicksburg 59 A well earned rest 78 At work again 92 En route to Chattanooga 102 With Grant at Chattanooga 132 In winter quarters 148 On to Atlanta 221 Watching Hood 268 Wintering at Nashville 289 Garrisoning Chattanooga 303 Victory 318 Awaiting discharge 338 Homeward bound 358 Home at last 363

INDEX 369

ILLUSTRATIONS

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Portrait of the Author Frontispiece

A Group of Comrades 128

A Group of Officers 250

Entry in diary, December 20, 1864. Photographic facsimile 290

Portraits of Author taken in 1862, 1863, 1865 358

Group of Sixth Wisconsin Battery, taken in 1897 364

WISCONSIN HISTORY COMMISSION

(Organized under the provisions of Chapter 298, Laws of 1905, as amended by Chapter 378, Laws of 1907, Chapter 445, Laws of 1909, Chapter 628, Laws of 1911, and Chapter 772, Section 64, Laws of 1913)

FRANCIS E. McGOVERN

Governor of Wisconsin

CHARLES E. ESTABROOK

Representing Department of Wisconsin, Grand Army of the Republic

MILO M. QUAIFE

Superintendent of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

CARL RUSSELL FISH

Professor of American History in the University of Wisconsin

MATTHEW S. DUDGEON

Secretary of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission

Chairman , Commissioner Estabrook

Secretary and Editor , Carl Russell Fish

Committee on Publications , Commissioners Dudgeon and Fish

AUTHOR'S PREFACE

Whatever value this publication may have, lies in the fact that it offers a typical case a small cross section of the army that freed the slave and saved the Union.

The Editor of the Commission's publications has asked me to state briefly something about myself. I am one of the multitude of "hyphenated" Americans, born across the water but reared under the flag. I am a Cambro American, proud of both designations, and with abundant heart, loyalty, and perhaps too much head pride in both... Continue reading book >>




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