Sixteenth charged the enemies works and was repulsed on the 29th Dec 1862.
30th of Dec 1862
was ordered to fork up all the money we had
The prison was used for a work shop staff? formerly for Negroes, has four rooms about fourteen by sixteen. We have one hundred and thirty three men in here. The Building is inclosed with a brick wall about sixteen feet high.
Milton Mills was taken prisoner at or near Vicksburgh Dec 29 1862. Taken to Vicksburgh. Marched seven miles and landed in prison at 6-o-clock AM. Was ???? from heavy rain that fell in the evening. Went into the cell with six other officers. No bed nor blankets or anything to eat. Got some (food) and sugar. Second night was called at 12-o-clock m and marched ???? to the South into the interior of State of Mississippi. Drew rations of beef and rice ????.
New Years Eve
January 1st, 1863
Rations came about 12-noon. Boys very hungry. Nothing but ???? and bread.
Rations - bread, beef and molasses
Rations - bread and beef. Raining very hard all day.
January 5th 1863
|Bought in Vicksburg|
|4 loaves of bread $||2.00|
|4 pounds Butter||8.00|
|6 pounds Pork||6.00|
|Peanuts 5 pounds||8.00|
|Salt qtr pound||1.00|
Left Indianola Texas Feb 23rd
Left New Orleans Feb 29th
arrived at Key West Florida Feb ???
Left Key West Feb 7th, 1864