e and in which I placed all the notes of all my travels, a large shell fell right at our feet and covered us all with sand, but fortunately did not explode nor break up our accustomed worship.
We were guarded by negro troops commanded by Colonel Hallowell, who was a heartless man, and under him the most cruel treatment was experienced.
We were not allowed any privileges, and often fired into by the guards for the most trivial offence and several men were wounded.
There was a plan on footanner, for it was a violation of orders, and had it been known, Lennox would have been severely punished.
The 54th regiment was composed wholly of colored men, with the exception of the officers.
The writer thinks that it was commanded by Colonel Hallowell, of Philadelphia.
Immediately after the war the writer knew a number who had gone through this trying ordeal, as follows: Captain Jones R. Christian and Jesse Child, of Richmond, and Captain Henry St. George Coalter and Captain Darracot