According to the Canadian Captain Thomas Gummersall Anderson:
Thursday, August 11th.-- Gave out some few articles of goods to the Michigan Volunteers...Gave out twelve carrots of tobacco to be distributed among the troops in general....as a preventive to sickness.
The want of provisions obliges me to give every assistance to the farmers to get in their grain as fast as possible. I, therefore, allow all the Volunteers that are not on duty, to go and work for them in the day time. Employed the Sergt. of artillery men with some of the Michigans, in making leaden three pound balls.
Anderson's memorial at FindAGrave.