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. Pike Diary: July 15-16, 18641:
At night, the Brigade went out and tore down a fort. On the morning of the 16th the Brigade returned . . . and dug three wells and put up tents for a permanent stay.
- Transcribed from original and used with permission, Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport, New York ↩