Editor’s Note: This item is part of a collection of letters and diary entries from soldiers of the 8th New York Heavy Artillery written while the unit was at the Siege of Petersburg. Researcher and author Kathryn Lerch generously donated all of the items in this collection for use at The Siege of Petersburg Online.
Wm. B. Pike Diary for August 12-13, 18641:
[Men were paid around noon the 12th, then] orders came to pack up for march. We started about 3 o’clock and marched to City Point, about ten miles. . . .and arrived . . . at midnight. . . . Our division commenced loading on transports and moved out and anchored in the river.
- Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport, New York ↩