More from Hundredth Pennsylvania Regiment Private Henderson George’s good diary.
The Hundredth, which helped defend Fort Sanders, journeyed down the Mississippi River beforehand to join the siege of Vicksburg:
“As we steam along there is constant danger of being fired on from the banks of the river by the enemy, or sunk by his artillery. The pilot in the pilot house is protected from bullets by iron boiler plates placed around him, but the soldiers crowding the boat have no protection.
“We pass gun boats patrolling the river,but are they able to protect us from stray bullets as we steam down the tortuous channel of muddy waters.”
Read the rest of it here.