Slater, William – January 1865-July 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection


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Regiment: 1st Michigan Engineers

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Historical Figures: Abraham Lincoln

[Pg one thru 14 has misc. tables and calendar]

Savannah Georgia
January            Sunday, 1, 1865
We laid in camp till 11 oclock
then the company went to work
and maid twenty ramers
to ram dirt for fortifications

Monday, 2.
the company went out to cut
biush for fortifications some three
miles from the citty

Tuesday, 3.
Two companies crossed over in
South Carolina and got dinner
then we worked all afternoon
one a clock is the rebb burnt
and at night we slept in a
nigger house

January,           Wednesday, 4,             1865.
we laid round all day wating
of lumber I sow [ ? ] of goo no
that hid been burnt up and
most all kinds of stores desks
went a cross to ware they had
been a large manufactring plase
and there I so old Nigers as rebbs left
in a hole worse them a pig [ ? ]

Thursday 5.
so we finised the landing by
noon and crossed over to
Savannah and got dinnor
then we fixed our tents and laid
in camp the rest of the day

Friday, 6.
It was a fine raing morning I
went to fix the tellegraph polls from
Hill Patricks head quarters to
savannah and in the afternoon
I sent to fetch a [     ?     ] of brusts
to make caroseens for fortifications

January,           Saturday, 7,     1865
I went out and cut Brust for
caroseens till noon then laid
in camp the rest of thy day

Sunday, 8.
It was a fine cold day and
I was on guard it rained a
little in the night

Monday, 9.
I laid in camp all day and
it was a wett day

January            Tuesday, 10,    1865
George Yound died and I helpe
to make is coffin and I went
to the funeral and it was very
wett afternoon the rest of the
day I laid in camp
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Wednesday, 11.
I ware making com F a tool
chest

Thursday, 12.
A fine warm day and I ware
working in the tool tent

January            Friday 13         1865.
A fine day and I maid a
coffin for sag ransom

Saturday 14.
I gave out the tools to the com
then went to sag ransoms funeral
and laid in camp the rest of
the day

Sunday 15.
We had a general inspection
at 3 oclock

January,           Monday, 16.    1865.
A very cold day and I ware
to work at the tool tent

Tuesday, 17.
It is a fine day and I ware
to work at the tool tents

Wednesday, 18.
I worked in the tool tent and
orders came to be ready to mor
by 8 oclock next morning

January,           Thursday, 19,  1865
I ware in the citty and through
the ospittle and in the after
noon it rained + I laid in
camp

Friday, 20.
It was a wet day and we laid
in camp and they old Nashville
mail came.

Saturday, 21.
I laid in camp all day

January,           Sunday, 22,     1865.
We had inspection of harms
at ½ past 2 oclock

Monday 23.
It was a wet morning and it
halfe after three in the afternoon
we stuck tents and started on
the march and marched 3 ½
miles then encamped for
the night

Tuesday 24.
We got up at four oclock next
morning and built a bridge
on the ralroad so as we could
use the road for a wagon
road on the georgia sental
and they rest of they way com
[ ? ] are they Waggon guards
[faded] 6 ½ miles camp

January,           WENESDAY, 25,        1865
We had orders to return back
to Savannah and at 6 oclock
we start ad got in the Citty
by noon and in the after
noon we drew six days rations
three days cooked and three
days uncooked in our harvest sacks

THURSDAY, 26.
and struck tents at ½ past 5
oclock marched to the docks
at six oclock and at 8 oclock
we left the dock for south carolina
and it was a verry cold day most
every man had like to frosoon
deck and we got to bean fort at
4 oclock and marched four miles camp

FRIDAY, 27.
Next morning we returned to
beaufort with all our load
and unloadid the boat of
our waggons and tools and at
night we marched back five
miles with our load on our backs
and there incamped

January, SATURDAY, 28, 1865.
We laid in camp all day
wating for orders

SUNDAY, 29.
We laid in camp all day
wating for orders and we
could hear the cannons
roar all day

MONDAY, 30.
We laid in camp all day and
drowed [ ? ] days rations and
had orders to march to morrow
morning we heard them
canninding all night

January, TUESDAY, 31, 1865.
We struck tents at 6 oclock
marched at 7 oclock and we
marched I think some ten
miles then halted for dinner
and I heard they first goon
and we heard a little firing
all after noon then we marched
ten miles more there encamped
for the night

February, WEDNESDAY, 1.
We struck tents at 6 oclock and
marched at 6 ½ oclock we left
Charlston road to our right and
com F ware the wagon guards
we did stop a great may times
and trees ware cut in our road
all buildings + fences ware on fore

THURSDAY, 2.
We struck tents 5 ½ oclock marched
at 6 oclock and it ware very [ ? ]
and a great many holes and wet plase
and we had some scrimegan a
head all day I so severall good
houses on fire and as I came up
they ware buring one reb I think they
killed two as I came to the camp [   ?   ]

our captain went on the scrimig line
and a ball struck is boot heel went thogh
is boot
February, FRIDAY, 3, 1865.
there ware firing all night and
in they morning it rained all day
and our rigement laid in camp
all day and at 3 oclock we had
inspection of nab sacks they
drove thy enemy about noon
then the firing seased.

SATURDAY, 4.
We had revolee at 4 oclock struck
tents 5 ½ oclock raing morning
we marched on till noon and
in they after noon it was furl
+ fine and on they way we got
plenty of smoked bacon + beans
and we got in camp early

A fine Day      Sunday, 5.
We had revolee 4 ½ oclock and march
at 6 oclock we d marched through
a swamp/mile long and we came
to a nother and camped about 9 oclock
they rebbs ware in sight and had kills
3 of our boys the rest of they day they boys
had a great time it shinig in every

kind of stuff in pig sweet potatoes
sogam + most a little of every thing
Febrauary,       MONDAY, 6,              1865.
A fine cold morning
we had revoler at 4 ½ o clock
we struck tents 6 oclock
and marched 8 miles and
they rebbs ware there then we
stoped at 11 oclock and at 3 we
ware on they road and at 4
oclock it commenced to say that 5 ½
oclock we went in camp

A wett Morning          TUESDAY, 7.
We had revoler 4 ½ oclock
struck tents 6 oclock the rigement
went a head to Bivey station
and tore up the track + left
com F with the wagons and
thy wagans [ ? ] 11 oclock + reached
lower station a 5 ½ oclock + camp

A fine cold      WEDNESDAY, 8. Morning
We had revoler at 4 ½ o clock struck tents at
5 ½ oclock marched back on the
railroad to a mile past 79 miles to
charlston and there wate for the
army to tare the rals up as our rigt
com twist the rails we twisted 190
rails and then rested then went back
to our old camp about 3 oclock [ ? ]

in camp the rest of they day and had a
order read at 5 oclock against Pilfring
out of houses
February, A very   THURSDAY, 9, cold 1865. Morning
We had revoler at 4 ½ ocl struck ten
at 5 ½ oclock + marched one
for the 20 co ar that is
some 18 miles to a village toled
grahamsville + we had a very
cold day com C went out to work +
+ there we encamped all night

A cold Frosty FRIDAY, 10.   Morning
revoler 4 ½ and then we marched
on to a village called Williston
and then they rigement twisted
ten miles in length of railroad
I ron after the march and that was
one mile fer each com it is 37 miles to CGeorge
Gusta
and a little com F had her mile in length
of railroad from twisted and returned to the
village to camp Williston village

A fine cold      SATURDAY, 11.         Morning
We had revoler at 5 oclock struck
tents at 6 oclock ½ after 6 we went
with the 20 coar some 10 miles to
build a bridge across a small
rivor coled Elisto rivor and when
the pickets went a cross the rebbs
got up and left every they + after
find here the bridge we want in camp

A fine cold morning
February,         SUNDAY, 12, 1865.
Revoler 4 ½ oclock struck tents
5 ½ oclock 6 oclock we left Elisto rivor
and marched back to Williston and
got back by noon and there to join
the fourteenth coar and after dinner
we laid in camp thy rest of the
day + at night I ware on picket
+ it was a very cold night

A very cold     MONDAY, 13.     Frosty Morning
I left they picket at 6 oclock and
went to thy campany and we started
on thy old road to Elisto rivor and
stoped for dinnor then we went on with
the 14 coar through a long wett
swamp + went some 5 miles on a hill
to a rich old planters house + camped
for the night

TUESDAY, 14.
A fine cold frosty morning
revoler 4 ½ oclock struck tents 6 ocl
and marched on some twelve
miles we came to another river
+ we built a bridge and got
dinnor and marched on the rals
to Columbia and it commenced raing
about 2 oclock we marched with in 18
miles of Columbia and it rained [ ? ] thy way

and there we encamped for the
night and a wett one

A cold wett morning
February,         WEDNESDAY, 15,     1865.
Revoler at 4 oclock + marched at
5 oclock + we marched back a
bout 2 miles and look a noth
road that Waters ferry + we
had light scrimigen all fore
noon + in they after noon it
was fare + more [ ? ] scrimige
and folowed till we went to camp
and we got mail + I got a shirt

Afine   THURSDAY, Morning
Revoler at oclock + marched
oclock + very little firing
+ about 9 oclock we went through
the town of Lexington ware they said
that they killed a meny of our Prissoners
+ we marched with 2 miles of the citty
of Columbia + got dinnor + retreated
back four miles + camped for night

A fine  FRIDAY, 17.   Morning
Revoler at 4 oclock march at 6 ocl
com F train guards about 8 oclock
we crossed Seluda river and marched
on + they captured five wagons
loaded with flower + pork we went
about 10 miles + west sped to rest
+ we had orders to move back
and we had hard work to get back

for fire it was verry warm work with
fences + buildings of fire on both sides
[ ? ]
February,         SATURDAY, 18,         1865.
A fine morning revoler at 4 oclock
marched 7 oclock we marched about
2 miles then wated on they pontoons to cross
they broad river and marched through
Columbia citty or had been but it ware
all burnt nothing but bare walls
+ we laid in camp the rest of the day
+ we had great times plenty of every thing

A fine              SUNDAY, 19.              Morning
Revoler at 4 oclock at 7 oclock we marched
through the citty to the depo to destroy
all machinery and all they government
property + fired it they third Wes con
rigement ware employed in destroying shell +
ball some of they spell burst + killed + wounded
about 15 men so that them after then the com
moved further in the citty to tare down chimneys + camped

A fine              MONDAY, 20. Morning
Revolee 4 oclock + we left Call
umbia about 7 oclock + marched
five miles to ware they sight
[ ? ] of our rigement ware then
company F ware they train guards
they rest of they day + we went on
10 miles further but kept stoped
+ did not get in camp till dark

A Fine Morning revoler 4 oclock
February,         TUESDAY, 21,           1865.
At 6 olcock we marched on the Charlotte
+ South Carolina R. R for 8 miles +
there we did stop + twist one mile
in length the of railroads from + got dinnor
+ two of our prissoners came to
us 500 barrells of tar ware form
in a tar mill + we marched 7 mile
further + then encamped for the night

A fine              WEDNESDAY, 22.     Morning
2 more of our prissoners came
in we marched 5 miles + then
we twisted 1 mile of railroad
I ran + left we went through a tow
in they name of Weinsboors a fine
looking plase but all they publick buildings
had been burnt by 20 coar + marched 18 miles
[ ? ]

A fine              THURSDAY, 23.        Morning
We marched on 6 ½ oclock till
we came Watteree River + there we
did lay till they lay down the
pontoon bridge we laid on the
bank about 5 howers + then mar
ched on + a wet afternoon + mar
ched 8 miles it was after dark
when we got to camp for the night

A fine cold wett morning
February,         FRIDAY, 24,               1865.
Revoler at four oclock we mar
ched at 6 oclock + a wett cold
morning + it rained all day
+ it was verry Hilly and we
marched through the woods
+ we marched all day + at
night we went to build cord
eroy roads for the train then went camp
[along right side] company build [   ?   ]

A wet               SATURDAY 25.         Morning
Revolee at 6 oclock + we mar
ched at 9 oclock a bout 8 oclock
it cleard off + we had a fine warm
day we marched 7 miles + then com
F stoped + built some corduroy road
+ got dinnor + marched to the rigem
then we marched 7 miles + went in camp
+ a fine night we had

A wet               SUNDAY, 26.              Morning
but I lot a day I have had
a sick head a ke all day
so I lot the day only day to
last we got in camp after dark + we
had just got supper + set our tents up +
gon to bed when they right wing was order
to strike tents + go down to Linch Creep +
work all night + they rest just stood wating

all night till four oclock for orders + then
we move down to Linch Creak
February, Fine             MONDAY, 27, Morning 1865.
At 4 oclock we went down + worked
a hower of so building corduroy to cross
they over flow by the big rains + then we
go breckfast + then we wert down
there a gain to build a bridge + we
had to work in the water up to our
waists till noon + they I sued us wiskey
+ some of they boys got till a then we wated
all night + we marched 2 miles + went to camp

A fine cold                  TUESDAY, 28. Wet Morning
Revoler at four marched at 6 ½ + we
traveld some 7 miles + did not pass
no home nor nothing as such a plase
to live we had good roads + I do under
stand the rebbs got one of our boys out
of camp F we marched 14 miles it rained
most all they [ ? ] got to camp at 4 oclock

March, A wet   WEDNESDAY, 1.       Morning
Last night we had to turn out at 9 oclock
+ build best works there is supposed
to be forty thousand of the enemy
going to make a stand and a part of
this fore noon we ware enlarge then
and at 3 ½ oclock we mustered
for pay and they rest of they day we
laid in camp

A wet morning
March,             THURSDAY, 2,          1865.
Revoler at 5 oclock + to be ready to
march at 6 ½ oclock but we did
not march + we laid in camp
all day Wue are layin! 3 miles from
the citty of Chareaw it rained
slighting all day + a many of the
boys underwent a punishmently being
tied up with there thumbs

Cloudy            FRIDAY, 3.     Morning
Revolee at 4 oclock marched
at 6 oclock we marched 5 miles
then stoped to make corduroy
roads for the wagon train + it rained
lightly we got dinnor + moved on
and 3 miles from the citty we found
some good fortifications we went on
till we came close to the citty + camped
thy enemy had left

A cloudy         SATURDAY, 4.           Morning
the com went out at 8 oclock this
morning to build pontoons + I
laid in camp all day sick
we had one or two showers this
fore noon + it was fare + fine
in the afternoon + they keep
picking up prissoners respectly

A fine morning
March,             SUNDAY, 5,                1865.
Revoler at 5 oclock + we laid
in camp at Cheareaw till
1 oclock then we marched throu
they citty but we could not see
moch for smoke for there ware
some large fires in the citty we
marched a cross they PeDee river
+ about two miles + went in camp

A fine              MONDAY, 6.              Morning
We left the camp a bout 7 oclock
+ marched 14 miles to a place
in they name of Bennittsville it
is a fine plase + they boys as
a great time of it for they fetch
in camp every thing we got in camp
about 3 oclock + we had plenty of time

A fine cool      TUESDAY, 7.             Morning
We left Bennitsvill about 7 ½ oclock
+ marched rapidly till about
noon + then com F stoped to make
corduroy + got dinnor we maid
12 miles and got in camp about
1 oclock we rested a wile + went to
fix a bridge + make some coldroy

+ I could see the line of North
Carolina
March,             WEDNESDAY, 8,       1865.
A fine morning
Revoler at 5 oclock marched
7 /1/2 oclock I ware on guard
they night at 8 oclock it commence
to rain + it rained all day +
we crossed the line in North C.
at about 5 oclock in the morning
we marched 13 miles through the rain
+ hen went in camp

A fine              THURSDAY, 9.          Morning
Revoler at 4 oclock they com went
out to work on corduroy We started
at 12 oclock + at 2 oclock it com
enced to rain + rained verry
heavy + we marched 13 miles
and verry swampy plases and they
wagons got stuck and we did not get
to camp till 10 oclock

A cloudy         FRIDAY, 10.   Morning
Revolee at 6 oclock at 7 oclock we ware
in line + we had a heavy storm
of rain + cold wind I think we
marched some for nine miles
and swamps all the way and
a great deale of they way we had
to wade to our need we got to camp after
sun down

A fine frosty Morning
March,             SATURDAY, 11,         1865.
Revolee at 5 oclock at 6 ½ oclock
we marched rock creak + there
we had a foot bridge to build for
the troops to pass + we got through
at 10 oclock + marched on till we
come to a nother creek + com F + D
stayed to fix that then we marched on
till we could see they citty of Fayetville to mile
we got in at sun down marched 12 miles

A fine              SUNDAY, 12.              Morning
Revolee at 5 oclock + marched
it 8 oclock we marched 1 ½ miles
then came to Fayetville and went
on our camp ground + left our thiy
then went to the arsnall to destroy
all thy property + buildings +
worked all day at that

A fine              MONDAY 13.             Morning
Revolee at day light we got
breckfast and then went to work
at taking down they arsenall
docon + in they afternoon I ware
grinding a [ ? ] and at night
they set fire to the arsenall
they shell keep flaying off

A fine morning
March,             TUESDAY, 14,           1865.
Revolee at 5 oclock they rig
went out to finis taring the
arsnall down one man from
com B ware killed + another
wounded thy came in at noon
at 2 oclock we left Fayetteville
about 3 we crost Capefere River
on Pontoons + marched 2 miles + camped

A fine              WEDNESDAY, 15.     Morning
We startd at 6 ½ on the golds Borron root
marched slow I ware the
rear guard all again the fore
noon it comenced to thunder
rain it rained the rest of
they day till we went to camp
we went about 10 miles we could hear
the old canon roar

A         THURSDAY, 16.        rainy Morning
the rigement built a bridge
a cross they black rivor + it
took them till noon then
we marched on some 5
miles + it rained + blew
a perfect Heaurican + we in
camp + had to [         ?         ]

A fine morning
March,             FRIDAY, 17,   1865.
We got in line at 6 ½ ready
for a start + stacked our goons
we heard they had a hard fight
on they other road yesterday hy
killed + wounded 400 of our men
but I did not learn how many
on they other so we laid in camp
all day and put up our tents again

A fine              SATURDAY, 18.         Morning
We started at 6 oclock + we had
to make cord roy pretty much
all thy way for I do think for 8
miles it was a way after
dark when we got in camp
nearly every man was worn
out we have 1000 waggons with us

A fine              SUNDAY, 19.              Morning
We started at 6 oclock on the Golds
Borraw hoad + we had to cordroy
pretty much all day + we had
over nabsacks caried we did
not get in camp after sundown
then I went on picket guard in
the night but all was quiet

A fine Morning
March,             MONDAY, 20, 1865.
I ware on picket guard till 11 oclock
then we ware called inn to build
fortifications as they enbemy ware
reported to be 2 or 3 miles from
us + we quit at 1 one oclock + got
dinnor and marched on but we had
to build cordroy most of the way + we
only went 4 or 5 miles + it was after dark when
we got to camp

A Fine             TUESDAY, 21.           Morning
We started at 6 oclock + marched
a ways + then we had more cord
roy to make + a bridge to build
a little before noon it comenced to
rain + we had a verry wett afternoon
we went in camp about noon and [ ? ]
2 howers and [ ? ] put and went [ ? ]
then went in again we can hear heavy fighting

A fine              WEDNESDAY, 22.     cool morning
We started at 6 oclock + a fine whindy
day we had we had some little
cardroying to do + we did hear
some fighting going on but I under
stood that they enemy got a way +
we marched on some 8 or 10 miles
got dinnor hen we went a small
distance and camped

A fine Spring Morning
March, A windy day   THURSDAY, 23,        1865.
We laid in camp till noon
then we struck tents and marched
some four miles + crossed the
Nuse Rivor on they pontoons
then we marched through
a town called Gooldsborrow
marched 2 miles out + camped

A cool             FRIDAY, 24.   Morning
we started at 6 oclock + a winded
cold day we marched 10 miles
and got ther at dinnor time
and had a trussel to build 100
feet long + ten ft high we
got in camp early

A cool             SATURDAY, 25.         morning
We started back for Goldsborrow
and A nise cool day hafter we
marched 2 ½ miles we found
com L + M and hey all went
up with us to Goldsborrow +
we we got to camp at 3 oclock
to they rest of the rigement it was
2 miles

A cool morning
March,             SUNDAY, 26,  1865.
I laid in camp till after
noon then I went to make
a tent for the magor +
it was after dark when I quit
work + it was a very cold
day I sent a letter to England

A cool frosty   MONDAY, 27. Morning
We laid in camp all fore noon
in the afternoon we ware fixing
our tents up
[illegible]

A fine TUESDAY, 28. Day
We laid in camp + fixed
up all day

A fine morning
March,             WEDNESDAY, 29,     1865.
We laid in camp and leaned
ourselves was a little showery
all day

A wet   THURSDAY, 30.        Morning
I went on guard at 8 oclock
and I ware relived to make
a coffin for a man in Co E
the company loud in camp
it was a wet day

A cold FRIDAY, 31.   morning
I ware working in the
tool tent making a table
for the captain

A fine cold Morning
April,   SATURDAY, 1,           1865
I ware working in they tool
tent making a table +
mess chest for cap

A fair   SUNDAY, 2. morning
A fine day and we had
inspection at 9 oclock an
we laid in camp the rest of
day

A fine  MONDAY, 3.  morning
I ware working in they
tool tent making a table
+ mess chest for captain

A fine Morning
April,   TUESDAY, 4,             1865
I ware working in the
tool tent for the officers
making mess tables + stools
it is fine spring wether
+ we are fixing for a march

A fine  WEDNESDAY, 5.       Day
I [covered by printed paper that says “RALEIGH” on it] buissey working
in the tool tent for they
seveyers          blacksmiths

A fine  THURSDAY, 6. day
I ware working in they
tool tent making hax handles
and wegin hax heads on

A fine morning
April,   FRIDAY, 7.     1865.
I ware putting hax heads on till
godlock and they rest of the day
I laid in camp there ware great
excitement about the [ ? ]ction
of Richmond through the camp

A very cold     SATURDAY, 8.           morning
I laid in camp till noon then
I went in the tool tent and maid
some packing boxes + we had great
excitement fireing of goons and
skyrackets shouting and holloury
about the prissoners coming in

A fine cold      SUNDAY 9. morning
I ware washing + fixing for
the march all fore noon in
the after noon I maid a packing
box for the officers

A fine raing morning
April,   MONDAY, 10, 1865.
Revoler 3 ½ oclock and we
started a little after 5 oclock
and left goldsborrow we
went on the roley road it
rained lightly till some time
in they afternoon + we had cons
iderable scrimagen + several wounded
we had wagons [ ? ] are 12 oclock
when we got to camp

A damp           TUESDAY, 11.            Morning
we start at day light and m
arched on we had some little
scrimage an all the way to Smithville
we got there about 3 oclock + camped
the 14 cor ware in about 2 hours
bfore we ware + I had to work
till a 11 oclock respoking a amblence [   ?   ]

A cloudy         WEDNESDAY, 12. Morning.
We started at day light and crossed
the rivor Nuse but our roads ware
bad with the rain thy report came
to us this morning as Lee did ser
render to grant on the 9th we got in
camp at 3 oclock we had ben in
about one hower + Hill Patrick capt[ ? ]
of 3 waggons

A cloudy morning
April,   THURSDAY, 13,        1865.
We started at 4 ½ for the Capital
at Roley it ware 12 miles we got
about noon and marched roun
the SiCam we had one boy in
our rise shot dead + wound
they last of thy enemy [   ?   ]
Carly this morning we got to
camp at 4 oclock

A fine  FRIDAY, 14.   Morning
We had revolee at 4 oclock + we
wated till for orders + at
noon we pitched tents and
laid in camp all day +
John Gotherz went back +
a pleasant day we had

A wet rainy     SATURDAY, 15.         Morning
Revolee at 4 oclock struck tents
5 and moved on the other
side of the Asilum + went in
camp about 10 oclock + a verry
wet day we had + we laid in
camp the rest of the day

April, A fine    SUNDAY, 16,  morning          1865.
+ A little windy day we laid
in camp all day

A fine  MONDAY, 17. morning
at 11 oclock last night we
ware work up by thy indantry
harrowing as we had the word
that Jonston serendred + to
day we ware cleaning at the
camp + the rest of the day we
laid in camp

A fine  TUESDAY, 18.           morning
We heard of President
Lincons Death we lad in camp
all day + at night we had a
verry heavy rain it thunderd
lightned and rained very
heavy all night

A fine morning
April,   WEDNESDAY, 19,     1865.
and a fine day a we laid
in camp all day

A fine  THURSDAY, 20.        morning
We laid in camp and
went out to drill
+ we had a fine day

A fine  FRIDAY 21.    morning
We moved camp + we had to
fix up again + in the afternoon it
commenced to rain and we had
a wet after noon

A dull morning
April,   SATURDAY, 22,         1865.
We had a fine day and we
laid in camp all day

A fine cold      SUNDAY, 23.  Morning
We had a fine cold day
+ we laid in camp all
day

A fine  MONDAY, 24. morning
We had a fine day + we
laid in camp all day the
com went out to drill in
the afternoon

A fine morning
April,   TUESDAY, 25,           1865.
+ A fine day we had
+ we laid in camp all day

A fine  WEDNESDAY, 26.     Morning
We struck tents at breik
of day a little before sunrise
we started on our march +
left Raleigh to our right we
marched till noon + went in
camp + we had a pleasant
day.

A fine  THURSDAY, 27.        morning
We laid in camp till 11 oclock
thy Bugal blew to strike tents we
started at noon + a warm
day we had and we got back
to our old camp ground near
Raleigh in good season
+ piched tents in our old plase

A fine morning
April,   FRIDAY, 28,   1865.
A fine showery day + we
laid in camp all day

A fine SATURDAY, 29, morning
We had a fine day I lond
in camp till 4 oclock then i
left the rigement and went
to the depot and at 10 oclock
we left Raleigh and a wet
night we had

A dull  SUNDAY 30.  morning
but we had a fine day
+ we got to Newburn at
noon and got our dinor

A fine morning
May,    MONDAY, 1,  1865.
We laid in camp all
day

A windy          TUESDAY, 2. morning
We laid in camp till noon
then struck tents + marched
down to the boat New Jersey
we left the dock at 5 oclock
we had a good cool breese all
night + some steealing going on

A fine cool WEDNESDAY, 3. morning
We came to Hankor early in
the morning and lay in the
rivor + we laid at Hankor
all day till day light next
morning wating of wind
+ wether we had a buse
able night

A fine morning
May,    THURSDAY, 4,          1865.
Thy weighed Hancor at day
light at 8 oclock we crossed
Cap Hattas + a very fine
day we had althrough they
ware several sea sick we sailed
till 11 oclock then cast ankor
opposite fortis Monroe

A wet   FRIDAY, 5. morning
they weighd Ankor at daylight
and a many of they boys got
of at Fortis Monroe and we left
Fortis Monroe at 10 oclock +
it was a verry wet morning
and blew quiet smart

A fine  SATURDAY, 6. morning
and we had a nise calm
day and we did not reach
Alexandra till 10 oclock in
the evening and we staid
on board all night

A fine dark morning
May,    SUNDAY, 7,    1865.
We left the boat New Jersy
and went to the soldiers
rest + got Breckfast then
we went about 1 mile and went
in camp

A fine  MONDAY, 8 morning
We laid in camp all
day it commenced to rain
towards night + we had
a wett night of it

A wett TUESDAY, 9. morning
We had a verry wett cold
day + I laid in camp all day
+ watched Gen Lees soldiers
pass going home in great
sperits + in the night i
ware on camp guard

A dark cold morning
May,    WEDNESDAY, 10, 1865.
I want down to the Dwarf to
load some boxes + a cold day it
was + when I got back we had
to move camp + let some
more convoy lessions come in
they are coming in rapidly

A nise THURSDAY, 11. fine morning
I laid in camp till noon
+ I went down town to Drow
Brad to wards night it
commenced to rain and it
rained verry heavy all night
we had a wett night of it

A dull  FRIDAY, 12. morning
convoly lessions are coming
in rapidly I laid in camp
mool all day I went in
the citty a short time
we had a fine day

A fine morning
May,    SATURDAY, 13,         1865.
I went to see the docter + when
I came back I built my close
+ we had a fine day of it the
rest of the day I laid in camp
and convoylessions do keep coming
in in large lotts

A fine  SUNDAY, 14. morning
We had a fine day and I
went to meeting and laid
in camp the rest of the
day troops still keep
coming in

A fine MONDAY, 15. morning
We had a fine day and
117 more came to us from
Richmond + I laid in camp
all day

A cloudy morning
May,    MONDAY, 22, 1865.
We had a fine warm day
we went on dress perade
at four oclock + our order
ware to march to morrow
at 8 oclock with two days
cooked rations in our
harvest sacks then we returned
to camp

A fine  TUESDAY, 23.           morning
we had revolee at 5 oclock
+ marched at 7 oclock we
left Alexandria and mar
ched towards Washington
+ camped at the end of
the long bridge + a fine day
we had.

The day of our review
A fine  WEDNESDAY, 24. morning
We had revolee at 3 oclock at
4 we ware drown in line and at
7 marched in they citty and
at five commenced on the review
we marched round all they
principal streets and round the
Presideants house and we did not
get in camp till dark camped 9 miles from

A gark cloudy morning
May.    THURSDAY, 25,        1865.
We laid in camp till 5 oclock
and then we ware cold out
with Gon and Qultments and
the Govener mad a speech to
us and then we returned to camp

A rainy FRIDAY, 26. morning
we had a rainy day and I went
down to the citty of Washington
I ware through the Patent office
and through the Cappitall and
I did not return to the
camp till night + a wett night
we had

A rainy            SATURDAY, 27. morning
It rained verry fast till noon
then I took up and commenced
to blow and was fine and i
lad in camp all day

A fine morning
June,    SATURDAY, 3,           1865.
We had a verry hot day
+ I laid in camp all day

A misty SUNDAY, 4. morning
We had a verry hot day I laid
in camp all day

A fine MONDAY, 5. morning
We had to verry wamr day I
went down to the citty of Washington
+ got back about 2 oclock then
I laid in camp the rest of the
day

A cold dark dull morning
June, TUESDAY, 6, 1865.
We had a dark dull day
the one years men ware mustered
out about 9 oclock + I laid
in camp we had a lillee
rain towards night

A dull WEDNESDAY, 7. morning
I ware working in the tool
tent making a riting desk
they one years men left camp
about 2 oclock for Michigan
we had a nise day

A fine THURSDAY, 8. morning
I ware at work till noon
in the tool tent I laid in camp
the rest of they day

A fine clear morning
June,    WEDNESDAY, 21,     1865.
We had a fine nise day
I tried for a furlow today
the rest of they day + laid
in camp

A wett THURSDAY, 22.        morning
We had a severe wett night heavy
thunder + heavy rain it cleard up in
in the fore noon and we had
a fine day of it I laid in
camp all day

A fine  FRIDAY, 23. morning
We had a Hott day
+ we had meeting in
camp in the afternoon
+ I laid in camp all
day

A fine morning
June,    SATURDAY, 24,         1865.
We had a fine day I laid
in camp all day
47 [   ?   ] 47

A fine  SUNDAY, 25. morning
we had a fine day and
had inspection of goons in
the fore noon + in the
afternoon it commenced to
rain and it rained verry
heavy all night

A dark MONDAY, 26. dull morn
it cleared up about noon
+ we had a fine afternoon
I laid in camp all
day

A fine morning
June,    TUESDAY, 27,           1865.
We had a fine cool
day and it rained in
thy night I laid in
camp all day

A fine  WEDNESDAY, 28. morning
they began to pay the
rigement in the fore noon
+ I left at 12 oclock and
went to the hospittle with
general Browns Gen with
Hospittle

A fine THURSDAY, 29. morning
we had a nise day + at
night it commenced to
rain and rained verry
heavy all night and
we lost one man as came
along with me he belonged
to com A he died

A fine morning
June,    FRIDAY, 30,   1865.
In the forenoon Dr. Donohoo
Brough me 8 months pay
+ a letter from England + it
was verry showery all fore noon
+ the docter did not prescribe
for me and in the after
noon it cleared off

July,     SATURDAY, 1.
A fine morning
the docter did not prescribe
we had a shower of rain
in the afternoon and we
mustred for pay it was
showery all night

SUNDAY, 2.
A fine pleasant morning
we had a fine day + we
had Inspection of the hospittle
in the fore noon + I stayed
by my bed most all
day

December 7th 1865

Dec. 7th at ¾ of cord of wood 2850+75=2925

Dec. 11th Drown off
Dec. 13th Hooping Barrels 55

SUNDAY, 16.
Do 16ft cash by boy
Drawn off
North + south fence 190
15 longer at 12 feet [   ?   ]

MONDAY, 17. 40,,16
dec 27 burtis                           29,,25
drawing saw dust                    21 915
21 cash
22 no cash
drown off                                50

January 11 1865
W dibble to 33 ft of
pump chain
12 hay $10.35
Jan 26 to 2 thved cord
of wood $4

Wednesday, 19.
nap + boker 2,,27
Feb 23rd cash for
flower by boy 2,,10
do 24th cash     50

Mapp + baker
Oil       25
Ink       10
[       ?        ]
cracked 1 lb

A fine morning
May, TUESDAY, 16,  1865.
Sherdan Cavelry be gan
to come in at 10 oclock
+ we had a fine day of
I laid in camp all day

A fine WEDNESDAY, 17. morning
I laid in camp all fore
noon + in there after noon I went
through the citty [         ?         ]
+ got back in the [   ?   ]

A fine THURSDAY, 18. morning
We had a fine day they
had vance Cavelry came
in about 9 oclock I lad in
camp all day about 4 oclock
it commenced to blow and a
heavy thunder storm came
on + we had a very wett night
of it

A dark wett morning
May,    FRIDAY, 19,   1985.
We had a showery day +
[illegible]

A cloudy SATURDAY, 20. morning
we had a [illegible next 4 lines]
had a verry wett night
of it

A wet SUNDAY, 21. morning
it was a verry wett forenoon
then it cleared up and was
fine towards night it
commenced to rain and
rained verry heavy
all night

A cloudy morning
May,    MONDAY, 22, 1865.
We had a fine warm day
We went on dressperade
at four oclock + our order
ware to march to morrow
at 8 oclock with two days
cooked rations in our
harvest sacks then we returned
to camp

A fine TUESDAY, 23. morning
We had revlee at 5 oclock
+ marched at 7 oclock we
left Alexandria and mar
ched towards Washington
+ camped at the end of
the long bridge + a fine day
we had

The day of our review
A fine WEDNESDAY, 24, morning
We had revolee at 3 oclock at
4 we ware drown in line and at
7 marched in they citty and
at give commenced on the review
we marched round all they
Principal streets and round the
Presidants house and we did not
get in camp till dark camped 9 miles [ ? ]

A gark cloudy morning
May.    THURSDAY, 25,        1865.
We laid in camp till 5 oclock
and then we ware cold out
with Gon and Qultments and
the Govener mad a speech to
us and then we returned to camp

A rainy FRIDAY, 26. morning
we had a rainy day and I went
down to the citty of Washington
I ware through the Patent office
and through the Cappitall and
I did not return to the
camp till night + a wett night
we had

A rainy            SATURDAY, 27. morning
It rained verry fast till noon
then I took up and commenced
to blow and was fine and i
lad in camp all day

A fine dark morning
May,    SUNDAY, 28,  1865.
but we had a pleasant
cold day and I ware working
for the captain and in the
afternoon our old cornall
ness came to visit us and
made a speech to the rig
ament + we had a very wett
night again

A dark MONDAY, 29. morning
it cleard up and we had
a fine day and I laid in
camp all day

A fine TUESDAY, 30. morning
We had a fine day + i
laid in camp all day

A fine morning
May,    WEDNESDAY, 31, 1865.
We had a verry fine
day and I laid in camp
all day

June, A fine     THURSDAY, 1. morning
We had a fine warm day +
the wagon train ware turned
over + I laid in camp
all day

A fine  FRIDAY, 2. morning
We had a fine warm day
+ I laid in camp all day

A fine morning
June,    SATURDAY, 3,           1865.
We had a verry hot day
+ I laid in camp all day

A misty SUNDAY, 4. morning
We had a verry hot day I laid
in camp all day

A fine MONDAY, 5. morning
We had a verry wamr day I
went down to the citty of Washinto
+ got back about 2 oclock then
I laid in camp the rest of the
day

A cold dark dull morning
June, TUESDAY, 6, 1865.
We had a dark dull day
the one years men ware mustered
out about 9 oclock + I laid
in camp we had a lillee
rain towards night

A dull WEDNESDAY, 7. morning
I ware working in the tool
tent making a riting desk
they one years men left camp
about 2 oclock for Michigan
we had a nise day

A fine THURSDAY, 8. morning
I ware at work till noon
in the tool tent I laid in camp
the rest of they day

A fine morning
June     FRIDAY, 9.     1865.
We had revolee at 1 ½ oclo
+ struck tents 2 ½ we marched
at 3 + we got on the cars at 7
we had a fine fore noon
and not in the afternoon
it ware some windy and
went through a [ ? ] ferry
in the [   ?   ]

A cloudy         SATURDAY 10. morning
and rained some we hoped
at Cumberland Citty for breck
fast Maryland + it rained
most all after noon but
we had not so much
Chearing as the day before

A nise fine SUNDAY, 11. Morning
we had a cool forenoon + a
warm afternoon we got to
Parkersburg at 4 oclock + camp
about a mile from town +
foot men ware tied up by the
thumbs for stealing from the
children as ware Pedling

A fine morning
Left Parkersbur at 7 oclock
June,    MONDAY, 12, 1865.
We had revoled at 2 oclock + at
3 ½ we marched down to the warf
and got on the boat olive at 6 ½
+ at 7 oclock we started down the ohio
river for Louisville we had a warm
foornoon + a cool afternoon one man fell
of the boat Cap Co I son we got him again

A dark rainy TUESDAY, 13. Morning
It cleard up and we had a nise
close day we had great spree with
running rasis with the boats they keep
running buy one another we got to cine
canella at 12 ½ oclock + changed boats
we got on Gen Citel a mail boat it was
windy and showery in the afternoon

A fine WEDNESDAY, 14. morning
We got off the boat at Louisville
at daylight and laid on the street
2 or 3 showers then we maid for
camp a short distance on the
Louisville + Lexington railroad
+ we laid in camp the rest
of the day

A fine dull morning
June,    THURSDAY, 15,        1865.
We laid in camp all day
we had some showers through
the day

A dull FRIDAY, 16. morning
We had a fine day + we laid in
camp till 5 oclock + then we
had inspection of our goons + a quitment

A fine  SATURDAY, 17.         morning
I laid in camp till afternoon
+ in the afternoon I went to
work for the officers making
some benches + we had a fine day.

A fine clear morning
June,    SUNDAY, 18,  1865.
the com had inspection at 10
oclock we had a fine day at
night it commenced to rain
+ we had a verry weet night

A dull MONDAY, 19. morning
We had a fine cool day and I
laid in camp all day sick + we
signed the pay roll at night

A fine TUESDAY, 20. morning
We had a fine day and I laid
in camp all day

A fine clear morning
June,    WEDNESDAY, 21,     1865.
We had a fine nise day
I tried for a furlow to day
the rest of they day I laid
in camp

A Wett THURSDAY, 22. morning
We had a severe wett night heavy
thunder + heavy rain it cleard up in
in the fore noon and we had
a fine day of it I laid in
camp all day

A fine FRIDAY, 23. morning
We had a Hott day
+ we had meeting in
camp in the afternoon
+ I laid in camp all
day

A fine morning
June,    SATURDAY, 24,         1865.
We had a fine day I laid
in camp all day
47 [ ? ] 47

A fine  SUNDAY, 25. morning
we had a fine day and
had inspection of goons in
the fore noon + in the
afternoon it commenced to
rain and it rained verry
heavy all night

A dark MONDAY, 26. dull morn
it cleared up about noon
+ we had a fine afternoon
I laid in camp all
day

A fine morning
June,    TUESDAY, 27,           1865.
We had a fine cool
day and it rained in
thy night I laid in
camp all day

A fine  WEDNESDAY, 28. morning
they began to pay the
rigement in the fore noon
+ I left at 12 oclock and
went to the hospittle with
general Browns Gen with
Hospittle

A fine THURSDAY, 29. morning
we had a nise day + at
night it commenced to
rain and rained verry
heavy all night and
we lost one man as came
along with me he belonged
to com A he died

A fine morning
June,    FRIDAY, 30,   1865.
In the forenoon Dr. Donohoo
Brough me 8 months pay
+ a letter from England + it
was verry showery all fore noon
+ the docter did not prescribe
for me and in the after
noon it cleared off

July,     SATURDAY, 1.
A fine morning
the docter did not prescribe
we had a shower of rain
in the afternoon and we
mustred for pay it was
showery all night

SUNDAY, 2.
A fine pleasant morning
we had a fine day + we
had Inspection of the hospittle
in the fore noon + I stayed
by my bed most all
day

A fine morning
July,     MONDAY, 3,  1865.
I got a pass and went
down to the citty this
morning + I stayed all
day or I would have been
mustred out so I will
have to wate till tomorrow

TUESDAY, 4.
October 26th
Bond   100
Watch  40
Cash    20
Paid Mr Waling          1’’50
161,,50

WEDNESDAY, 5.
167      50
182      33 ½
——    ——
33 ½    853 ½

July,     THURSDAY, 6,          1865.
James Ruff
2 miles east
of the village
Mr. Whitts

Friday, 7.
Frong Fence    167 fet long
South Fence    148 [ ? ]
149
167      —–
149      464
——
316
26 posts

SATURDAY, 8. of gin
fence 14 lenth
28 lengths of 3 in
50 lengths of 4 in

William Slater
[   ?   ] + brand 255
46 lb of beef 322

MONDAY, 10
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