Saturday, July 4, 2020
The state militia brought out two large field guns.
Towed by two large steam powered tractors. Rode almost 50 miles by train and another ten over dirt roads to get here over night.
The troops has set up camp in case it was a long siege.
The officers conferred, some of the older men had been in the War Between the States.
Still, they were all good soldiers in the Yankee Army now.
Some regular infantry were sent along too, at the request of the governor. The state militia infantry was too far away to get here as fast. The president agreed, good training for the troops if nothing else.
Their new khaki uniforms blended in better than the old style blue uniforms.