Friday, June 8, 2012
1862 June 9 Richmond, Va.
[from the diary of Daniel D. Logan, younger brother of General Thomas M. Logan, formerly a Sgt, Co. B, 1st Special Battalion (Rightor's), now with the Hampton Legion]
Monday – June 9th 1862
After an early breakfast went over to the office
& town, started for the army – spent the
day in the Camp of the 15th Va Regt seven of which
companies I paid off – did not get back
until seven o’clock, took Dick along with me
Capt Harrison remaining in charge of the
office. Did go in town tonight on a/c of
the rain. The Enemy were shelling our
lines while we were paying the men –
Retired tonight at ten o’clock – the 15th
Va Regt has dwindled down to a shadow
One of two Companies only fourteen men
& six officers could be mustered & in one
but three men came to draw their pay.
Such shameful negligence is disgraceful
on the part of officers who have allowed
their men to desert or go off under pretense
of being sick.
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]