Diary of a Yankee Engineer: The Civil War Story of John H. Westervelt, Engineer, 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Corps

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Diary of an Engineer During the
Rebellion

May 27th 1864


No. XXXVIII

To day we spent about three hours cutting a winding road up the hill the first work we have done since we have been here. 28th Up this morning by day light, eat breakfast by sun rise and struck tents at 7 O’clock. Soon after the Ellie Carl towed us down the river in a big scow. The Marines accompany us. Reached B.H. at 9 A.M. and at noon we had our tents pitched again and ready for action. We spent the afternoon in making ourselves comfortable. A Regt of infantry having just left here we found plenty of material for the purpose. Yesterday Capt Southard1 Co H Engs was mortally wounded. This is the first killed here in the Regt. Two privates have been * slightly wounded (* since dead). 29th Busy to day getting the bridge in working order. Co L reported to the depot to day for duty and all detached men are ordered back to their Cos, so that all our men will be together once more. The depots of the 10th & 18th army corps has been merged into one^^ under Lieut Coe. (^^ I reported back to Regt again. H’s men remain.) Co L being without a Captain Coe will no doubt be promoted to the position. 30th Still to work at the bridge, but we merely keep busy for the name of the thing. 6 P.M. Verry heavy firing commenced at the front. I have not heard such a roar in a long time, not since the taking of the lower end of Morris Island.

I reported back to Regt again. H’s men remain.

It is supposed the rebs attacked our lines in consequence of the greater part of our force here having left and gone down the James river. At this moment (dark) the firing at the front

1. Henry S. Southard, age 43 at enrollment on October 3, 1861. Mustered in as captain in New York City, wounded in action May 27, 1864, died of his wounds at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, June 3, 1864. Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, p. 1648.

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