From the Official Records Supplement, Vol. 73, pp. 585-587
1st C. S. Engineers,
Stationed at Camp Gilmer, to February 29, 1864.
– On Sunday, February 7, the company marched with the regiment across James
River and bivouacked opposite Belle Isle. There remained, furnishing details to
guard prisoners and in readiness to repress an unexpected emeute among them.
– We returned to our winter quarters.
– Since February 24 have been furnishing a daily detail of four to eight men
for guard duty at Belle Isle.
at Camp Gilmer, to February 29, 1864.
7-12. – Fearing an outbreak
of the Yankee prisoners at Belle Isle upon the advance of the enemy up the
Peninsula, the company was ordered there on February 7 and remained until
February 12, since which time it has furnished a detail of from eight to
thirteen men daily to perform guard duty there.
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