|Name: Jean B. Trotecheaud
Discharged for disability.
|In the meantime the regiment serving its turn in details that were at work upon a canal, the purpose of which was to open a channel from the Mississippi River to an interior bayou, through which it was expected steamers could be floated to the river below Vicksburg. The men regarded this the most menial, and, as the event proved, it was the most unprofitable, service they were called on to perform during the war. Standing in the water up to one's knees and delving in the mud with a spade, was to their minds unsoldierly in the extreme, and a mighty poor way to crush the Rebellion.|