April 19, 1863

April 19, 2013

One hundred fifty years ago, on April 19, 1863, Captain Eathan Allen Pinnell of the 8th Missouri Infantry (C.S.) wrote in his diary about the evils of camp life:
In camp – Yesterday P.M. our sutler brought into camp a quantity of whiskey, which he is selling rapidly at ten dollars a quart, which is having the effect of rapidly increasing the inmates of the guard house. My men are among the sober.


Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

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