Text for Alexander Grayson Bowman Diary, page 1


Camp Union
Enlisted Oct. 18th., in Co. B.5

Infantry C.V.
This camp is situated on the east side of the River. 3 miles below Sacramento Citty near Sutterville. Co. A. left Dec

Dec. 30th, for lower Cal

a soldier found drowned in slew

Jan. 7
Co. D. started for Santiago

2 Co left for lower Cal & 2 others Co Came from Camp Auborn 4th Reg

2 more Co left for the same place

Rain principal part of the time for the last week the levvy is about to brake. 200 soldiers Called out to work on levvie the River continues to Rise we haf to strike tents & move Camp back on higher ground 8. OClock. 80, rods west, the water in Sacramento Citty is the highest that it ever was.
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Alexander Grayson Bowman Diary, 1861-1865

138 total pages