Diary of Orrin Brown—Jan 28, 1865

Gen. Jefferson C. Davis and staff, 1865Diary of Orrin Brown, Sister’s Ferry near Clyo, Georgia

Saturday–Jan. 28th

We had orders to be ready to march at 8 AM, we marched out onto the road haulted till the wagon train came up for our regt. were detailed as train guards today, we marched very slow for about 5 or 6 miles and went into camp in a corn field about 3 PM. We had a very cool night and the ice stood in the mudholes all day. I commenced reading the Testament through again today, read 7 Chapts.

Going forward there was some reorganization of leadership up Pvt. Brown’s chain of command on the Campaign of the Carolinas.  Bvt. Maj. Gen. JC Davis continued to lead the XIV Corps, as did Bvt. Maj. Gen. James D. Morgan for the 2nd Division.  For the First Brigade, Brig. Gen. William Vandever took over for Col. Robert F. Smith of the 16th Illinois.  Lieut. Col. George W. Grummond would replace Maj. Thomas C. Fitzgibbon at the lead of the 14th Michigan.  Fitzgibbon was injured in battle on 27 February under flag of truce, while Grummond was killed the next year during the Fetterman Massacre at Ft. Phil Kearny in Wyoming.



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