McLeod Diary

McLeod Diary

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Oct

& got their by 12 or 1 oclock & we went in the gap & the Yankees were forted in the gap & we surrounded it & demanded a surrender & sent in a flg of truce & it was not respected & we sent the 2nd & the 3rd & we opened on the fort with artilery & killed 4 dead & wounded 6 or 8 more & then it was surrendered & we got 40 men out of it & dalton was surrendered without the fireing of a gun.

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Oct

& their we got 1000 prisoners negroes 700 & whites 300 & then we went to tareing up the rail road & tore it up until 10 or 11 oclock at night & we stoped & on the 14 we went to taring up the road again & worked at it until 12 oclock & got it tore up to tunnel hill nearby & then we left & went out in the direction of lafayette