Cloudy and very cool[.]
Disembarked early in the morning, and moved to our camp.
All day was spent in removing all the property of the Regiment up to camp owing to the mud.
In the evening we procured wedge tents for the men and wall tents for the officers and pitched them, just after so doing, a heavy rain set in which kept up during the night.
We occupy the old camp of the 1st Louisiana[.]
About 10 or 15 Regiments are stationed at this post[,] mostly colored.
Gen. Andrews in command.
Diary entry of First Lieut. Myron Shepard, of the Minnesota 1st, his furlough having expired, returns via St. Paul to Ft. Snelling:
SUNDAY, March 20th, 1864
Cold and windy very cold. Call up Williams and get my things from there & say good byes. Go to church (Pres) a.m. Go to Nelson’s for dinner. Then load up and I ride to St. Paul p.m. Peter Hall also rides over. Stop at International. Find Several officers there, The 4th Minnesota Vol.s come home and are welcomed at International by a speech and supper[.]