Note: This is one of many diary entries of Alex Patten, who participated in the Siege of Petersburg as a member of the 109th New York.
June 16, 1864:1
Marched from midnight. Crossed the _______ bridge. The longest ever laid in this country. 108 boats. We marched for 20 hours and arrived near Petersburg about dusk. After some supper we went down to support the 2nd Corps.
- Diary of Alex Patten, 109th New York. This diary entry is from the personal collection of Mary Jordan, author of the book Dear Friend Amelia, the Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd, and is used with her permission. All rights reserved. ↩