Lieutenant Colonel James Davis's Diary
It has now been over a week since our valiant troops fired on Fort Sumter. I just received the news that we had taken the Fort after hours of hard fighting. Even this far away in Alabama, the news traveled quickly. A couple of my slaves told me while I was on leave and I took the first bus to report for duty in Montgomery. As Lieutenant Colonel, my presence was needed quickly. I am actually one of the oldest of the group at 22 years old. Well, need to go for duty. Bye!
James Davis, Lieutenant Colonel