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.
William B. Pike Diary July 11-15, 18641:
July 11-15, 1864:
. . . the regiment moved ahead about half a mile, then they marched to the left about a mile further, and on the 15th they moved to the right about three miles and went into camp near Petersburg.
- Transcribed from original by Kathryn Lerch and used with permission of the Niagara County Historical Society, Niagara County , New York ↩