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Edwin R. Havens Diary January 1, 1865 through December 31, 1865

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Creator: Edwin R. Havens
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: 1860-1869
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Original Format: Document
Collection Number: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 2, Volume 6
Language: English
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 2, Volume 6
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
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January, Sunday, 1. 1865.
Day very cold and
windy. Inspection in
the forenoon at 10½ A.M.
Ration of Whiskey issued
at noon. Loomis with 50
men went on picket at [Kern?]
town, but returned at 8 P.M

Monday, 2.
Cold as usual. Nothing
of interest transpired
in camp. Loomis detail
for picket near Frederick
Mills. for tomorrow morn
ing. Furloughs sent
back from Div Hd Qrts
Not right
Tuesday, 3.
Cold as ever, but [more?]
clear. Detail for picket
left camp at 9 A.. M.
Nothing of interest
in camp.
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January, Wednesday, 4. 1865.
If possible it has
been colder than any
of the past week. All
quiet as usual.
Finished Company
Returns for Q.M & [illegible in original] &
G E. for 5 months

Thursday, 5.
Frank brought me my
furlough about 11. Oc’K
last night. and I left camp
at 8½ this A.M. Found
train heavily loaded all
the way to Relay House
Reached Washington at
11½ P.M.
Friday, 6.
Spent day in getting
transportation. pay. and
clothing that I wanted
in Washington. Left for
Baltimore at 4:15 P.M.
and reached Baltimore
at 6½ P.M. Rained
all day and late
in evening.
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January, Saturday, 7. 1865.
Left. B.[illegible in original] at 10 P.M. yester
day expecting to reach H bg
at 1:40 AM and P bg at
2:40 P.M. today.. At 7 A.M.
collided with freight train
near Little York killing 2, & [wound?]
25 or 30 more. Reached [illegible in original] at 4:20
and left at 4:40 P.M.
Sunday, 8.
Had 3 breakdowns last
night and did not reach
P bg till 11½ A M. 12 hours
behind time. Went around
city today too smoky.
Nice bridge over Allegh
any river.

Monday, 9.
Left P at 2 35. A M
and reached [illegible in original] at 10 A M
and left at 2:35 P.M Liked
[illegible in original] very much. Reached
T - O at 7: P.M. [illegible in original]
went to Detroit. Put up
at Island House
Good Place
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January, Tuesday, 10. 1865.
Left [illegible in original] at 2:35 A.M.
arrived at Adrian at
5 A M. left at 9. & arrived
at Jackson at 11. A.M.
left at 1. P.M. & arrived at
[illegible in original] at 6:30 P.M. home at
7:30. Company. from B_ and
neighbors. Good time
Wednesday, 11.
Went to B. today.
good sleighing and
cold. Spent the eve
ning at Mr Jarvis’s
Met Jim Lee at B.
Got home last night
from Alabama

Thursday, 12.
Went to Niles. Nothing
of interest occurring
Met [illegible in original] & F.S. and
several others.
Spent evening at Mr
Jarvis’ More young
folks. had good
time. met Charley
[Malcolmb?] at B_
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January, Friday, 13. 1865.
Went to Niles with
Mr Jarvis and Jim Lee after
John and Zed engaged [illegible in original]
Went to dance and
oyster supper at Mr
Clarks in the evening
Passable time.

Saturday, 14.
Went to Buchanan.
Day cold and rather
stormy. Went to Lecture
at Kelloggs Hall in evening
Miss Susannah Evans
lectured on Temperance


Sunday, 15.
Day very cold
Stayed home all day

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January, Monday, 16. 1865.
Went to Niles with
Nell. Commenced
snowing at Sundown and
snowed till after mid
night Oyster supper at
Mr Gosline at B.
Splendid time

Tuesday, 17.
Nell and I started for
home where we arrived
just after noon. Very
cold day and stormy.
Nothing of interest occur
red on march during ride


Wednesday, 18.
Went to Dowagiac in
the morning and called
on N. Sparks at school
as we came back.
Day colder than yes
terday but not stormy.

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January, Thursday, 19. 1865.
Came home and found letters
from Reynolds. Sparks. Lockwood
and [Carrie?] M. Went to B_ &
expressed Ed L-o coat to him
at K-. Started for S- S but
backed out when we got to B-
[illegible in original] coldest we’ve had P M
and evening warmer

[Written sideways on left side of Jan 19 entry]

Got cold coming from B----

Friday, 20.
Went to Niles this morning &
got boots, photos. & Oysters, and
other fixings for party at Col.
Stephens’ this evening. About
25 at party had good time.
Day warm and thawing
night pleasant.

Saturday, 21.
Went to Niles this morning after
boots pictures etc. then to Buch
& called on Mrs [illegible in original].
Received coat from Ed.
Lockwood this evening. Also
letter S. Sparks and wife
came to spend evening.
day warm thawing fast
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January, Sunday, 22. 1865.
Rained last night and
some this morning. Sleighing
about played out Met Newt
Stephens and wife today and
also Carrie [S? G?] Spent PM
and eve at Mr Jarvis’.
Snowing now (8 P M)

Monday, 23.
Snowed all day and
evening. Left home
at 6 ½ P M. and
Buchanan at 9. [illegible in original]
Arrived at Jackson
at [illegible in original] came to
Jackson with me

Tuesday, 24.
Arrived at Toledo at
9 A M. and Cleveland
at 3. P.M. and found
ourselves obliged to
lay over till 8. A M
tomorrow. Went to the
Varieties in Eve. Put
up at Commercial
[line illegible in original]

[Written sideways on left side of Jan 24 entry]

very Cold
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January, Wednesday, 25. 1865.
Left Cleveland at 8. A.M.
and Pittsburgh at 5 P.M.
Supped at [illegible in original] at
6:10. Phila. sleeping
car broke down also one
other during night
Cold but clear.

Thursday, 26.
Arrived at Harrisburg
at 5 A.M. and Balto.
at 3½ P.M. Have to
stay till 9. A.M. to
morrow.
Cold but clear
mail train ahead of us broke
down and delayed us greatly

[Written sideways on left side of Jan 26 entry]

Put up at [illegible in original] House

Friday, 27.
Left Balto at precisely 9
A.M. and reached Harpers
Ferry at 2:30 P.M. and
Stevenson’s at 4:30. camp at
7 P.M. Nothing of interest
occurred during day.
very cold and snowing
some
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January, Saturday, 28. 1865.
Extremely cold.
and windy
In camp all day
nothing of interest
transpiring. Detail of 60
men with side arms
and 3 days rations started
from camp this morning
Dest unknown
Sunday, 29.
Not so cold as yester
day. still quite cold.
Reg inspection at 10 A.M.
me form. Visited Elliott
in the afternoon.
[illegible in original] for men rec’vd
Maj Warner returned

Monday, 30.
Very warm. thawed all
day. Mounted drill this
afternoon. Col. Briggs
started for home on leave
Harney on furlough
all quiet
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January, Tuesday, 31. 1865.
Still very warm
Drill dis mtd in fore
noon. Went to Winches
ter and got voucher
for horses from Maj
Tallman. Received
six new horses that
afternoon No Mail
February, Wednesday, 1.
Some colder than yes
terday. Grand Review
of Corps. by Gen Sheridan
near Winchester nice
thing. Loomis leave came
back disapproved. Charly
Pratts ditto yesterday

Thursday, 2.
Clear [illegible in original] but colder
than yesterday Drill
in manual of carbine
in forenoon. Baker lost
mail last night which
Fish found and gave to
[illegible in original] who had Baker
arrested Will lose his
place

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February, Friday, 3. 1865.
No Drill. Sent one
man to station for horses
and received one from
Q.M. [illegible in original] inspec
ted horses and condemned
two. A Edwards called
this P.M. Day pleasant

Saturday, 4.
Too muddy to drill.
Sent one man to section
with corn. Horses. Commen
ced Ord returns this P.M.
Recd two letters one from
Nell one from E [illegible in original]
Day pleasant

Sunday, 5.
Usual Sunday
inspection. Day colder
than yesterday more
windy. Nothing else
received of interest
Loomis leave returned
tonight all right
Starts for home to
morrow.
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February, Monday, 6. 1865.
Clear and cold. No drill
Loomis started for
home today
Received commuta
tion money for rations
$7.00 Received from Q.M.
three Horses

Tuesday, 7.
Day very stormy and
disagreeable. Snow nearly
a foot deep tonight
Brigade ball at Winches
ter tonight Peace conference
announced a dead failure
Wrote letter to Nell.

Wednesday, 8.
Day fair and thaw
ing. till nearly night
Nothing of interest
transpired. Spent the
day in making up one
copy of Ord. returns and
writing letters to [illegible in original]
M ER and V R.
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February, Thursday, 9. 1865.
Day fair nothing
of importance or
interest occurred
made out copies of
Q.M. returns and [illegible in original] and
[illegible in original] for December


Friday, 10.
Day rather colder than
yesterday. Made out
two copies of Returns for
Dec. and turned over un
serviceable Ord. Spent eve
at Jackson’s tent. Clark
Crane and myself

Saturday, 11.
Day fair and pleasant
Nothing of interest occurred
New horses drawn
received one. received
letter from Nell
O W Elliott called
on me a few minutes
this P M.
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February, Sunday, 12. 1865.
Day very cold and windy
with squalls of snow in the
morning. Sunday inspec
tion at ten A.M. A Edwards
came over and spent part of
the day. also J. Edwards came
up and spent part of afternoon

Monday, 13.
Morning exceedingly
cold clear and fair
Nothing of any int
occurred during day
Wrote to Coz [illegible in original]
to night


Tuesday, 14.
Morning very cold
thawed some during day
Camp inspected by
[illegible in original] of Army. at 2 P.M.
Elliott Richard and [illegible in original]
called during P.M. Wrote
letter to E [illegible in original] in evening
Drill in manual
of carbine in forenoon
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February, Wednesday, 15. 1865.
Cold Stormy and
disagreeable day. No drill
Recd Horse covers & Ord Stores
Detail of 100 new & 4 officers
sent out with two days
rations and 12 lbs [illegible in original]
this P.M. [Furnished?] 8 new
Letters from N.S. to night
Thursday, 16.
Fair, warm, and
thawing. Went to Wm
Chester with [illegible in original] Clark &
Jackson. Had Good time
splendid dinner [illegible in original]
[illegible in original]. and Crane visited at
my shanty. good time
Crocker on Picket.

[Written sideways on left side of Feb 16]
Sat for Photo’s with
[Jack?]

Friday, 17.
Detail sent Wednesday returned
at midnight last night. Went
to Edinburgh Little Ford
Valley, buried furnace and
Killed one man and cap
others. Day stormy and rather
cold Letter from E D.[C.?] last
night. Received notice
that Caines was paroled
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February, Saturday, 18. 1865.
Day warm and thawing
[illegible in original] last night.
some mischievous persons
[illegible in original] into their heads
[illegible in original] the officers
[illegible in original] piled large snow balls
up to their doors [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] to be dug out this A M

[Written sideways on left side of Feb 18 entry]

Nine officers
of 4th Va Cav
[illegible in original] were captured
by 3d Div yesterday

Sunday, 19.
Day fair and pleasant
morning inspection at 10:
While mounting Guard
Gibbs
Gen [illegible in original] made a visit
Spent evening with
Frank Clark at his
shanty alone..

Monday, 20.
[Entire entry illegible in original]

[Written sideways on left side of Feb 20 entry over top of entry]

[Entire entry illegible in original]
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February, Tuesday, 21. 1865.
Day warm and pleasant.
[illegible in original] drill in forenoon
[illegible in original] drilled squadron.
At [illegible in original] we were called
out and [Gilman’s?] official
tio Gen Halleck was read
announcing the capture
of Charleston.

[Written sideways on left side of Feb 21 entry over top of entry]

Three times three
were given hats tossed
[remainder of entry illegible in original]

Wednesday, 22.
Morning fair and pleasant
Afternoon lowry and ev.g
rainy. Washington’s birthday
and all unnecessary duties
dispensed with no drill. Salutes
fired near Winchester at sunrise
and sunset. Crocker on picket
Preparations, looking like a raid
Thursday, 23.
Day rainy evening cold and
freezing. Nothing of int
erest occurred. Reported
capture of Fort Anderson.
the last defense of Wilmington
McNaughton and [illegible in original] returned
to camp. Met at [illegible in original] in eve.
Oysters. Ale. & cards. hard time
Letters from Nell. Eliza and [illegible in original] D.
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February, Friday, 24. 1865
Day clear and pleasant.
Sabre drill in the forenoon
Drilled A.&G. Inspection of
unserviceable horses in afternoon
Salutes fired in afternoon at
Winchester or Stevensons but did
not learn the cause. Wrote
letters to Nell and Eliza in evening
Saturday, 25.
Morning clear but soon
clouded up and rained slightly
till dark when it commenced
and rained very hard till late
Sabre drill in forenoon. Orders to
grind sabres. also orders to make out
Muster Rolls Finished one copy
received Letter from E [illegible in original] tonight
Sunday, 26.
Day Clear and Pleasant.
Morning inspection
Orders to prepare to break
camp at 6 A.M tomorrow
Every thing able to march
goes with command
Remainder to Harper’s
Ferry.
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February, Monday, 27. 1865.
Broke camp at 6 A.M. and moved
off on Stanton Pike, marched
to 2 miles fm above Woodstock
and camped for night. Day
clear and pleasant and warm
Pike dry and even a little dust
in places. Saw one dead Johnny near
[line illegible in original]
[line illegible in original]

[Written sideways on left side of Feb 27 entry]
Splendid Pine timber

Tuesday, 28.
[illegible in original] at 4½ AM and left camp
about 7 ½. 3d Div in advance. they had
a little [skirmish?] at [illegible in original] Were delayed
‘till after sundown by being compelled to
wait today pontoons. [illegible in original] above Mt
Jackson Camped at about 10 PM a few
miles from Harrison by Passed through
[illegible in original] Day cool roads good
March, Wednesday, 1.
Broke camp early. Day cloudy and cool
Snow after passing Harrisonburgh advance
struck reb pickets and down them rapidly
Passed several wagons and ambulances and
several prisoners passed [illegible in original] Crawford
and [line illegible in original] camped near Stan
ton about 4 miles from there. Our pickets
on left front Rebs reported 3 miles
beyond Stanton.
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Fishersville
March, Thursday, 2. 1865.
Releived 9th N.Y. at 12 PM & went
with Brig Gen [illegible in original] 5 miles
from Stanton. Found but one picket
before [illegible in original] S and none [illegible in original] &
after burning [line illegible in original] S and marched
for rest of [illegible in original] Custer had quite a
fright about [illegible in original] miles from S – heard no results
marched out to join him in PM

[Written sideways on top left hand side of Mar 2 entry]
[illegible in original]

Friday, 3.
Rained very hard last night
Custer’s victory yesterday included
1175 enlisted men 87 officers. 11 pieces
of artillery & 120 wagons and [12? 13?] battery
flags and one train of cars at Waynes
boro. Today has been very rainy and
disagreeable. We are now ten miles
from Charlottesville have burned
[illegible in original]
one RR Bridge ten miles from here

[Written sideways on middle left hand side of Mar 3 entry]
[illegible in original] & 5 guns at Afton

Saturday, 4.
Rained harder than ever last night
and still quite late this morning. Reveillie at
daylight moved late and then but a short
distance and waited till wagon train came up
moved to Charlottesville and went into
camp. Custer went through here ysterday
no fighting Virginia University here. Splendid
building Rumor that Sherman and staff are
[expected?] and Loomis at Lynchburgh
Good dinner tomatoes molasses ham &
eggs, [illegible in original]
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March, Sunday, 5. 1865.
This morning the 6th and 7th were
sent off to tear up RR towards
Lynchburg which we did most
effectively for 4 or 5 miles and
then retd to camp 8 days rations
of coffee sugat & salt were [illegible in original] to
night Day fair and pale as our
roads drying. last Custer said to
have taken [700? 7000?] [illegible in original]
Monday, 6.
Revellie at 3:30 AM and marched
at 7. A M went to Scottsville where
destroyed Canal and then to
this place a ford on James river
8 miles above Scottsville where
we joined Custer who [illegible in original]
by Lynchburg road with trains
Day beautiful roads improving

[Written sideways on right side of middle of Mar 6 entry]
[Howardsville?]
did not join Custer

Tuesday, 7.
This A M we [broke?] canal at How
aredsville burned boats, more houses etc.
then marched along the canal
breaking and burning every lock
to New Market also burned several
warehouses Saddle [illegible in original] and bales
of Cotton at Howardsville. together
with Applejack tobacco. [Hams?] [illegible in original]
and bacon and flour and Hospital
supplies Day beautiful
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Went to [illegible in original]
March, Wednesday, 8. 1865.
This morning we marched up the
canal 7 miles to a bridge and small
town with I think the intention of crossing
but found the bridge burned. then returned
to New Market and bivouacked near the
[illegible in original] where we did last night Heavy
rain in afternoon which continued till late
in evening Burned ware houses. mills lock
etc on the canal.
Thursday, 9.
Revellie at 4 o/clock and marched at
7. taking the country road towards How
ardsville which place we reached at
noon then taking the towpath marched
to Scottsville and camped on the
hill back of town about 2 o’clock
at night. Some rain in evening
Roads very bad.
Friday, 10.
Left Scottsville at about 12 M, and
marched down towpath towards
Columbia, burnt bridges and mills
and dstroyed locks and camped
about 3 oc’k at night Day
fair and cold. night clear
and cold nothing of much
importance occurred during
march
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March, Saturday, 11. 1865
Drew rations.
Packed up this morning and
moved about a mile went into camp
& sent off foragers Had inspection of
arms by Capt. [Colerick?] at 2 P M. then
saddled up and moved across the
bia
Rivanna and camped a mile from Colum^
went 4 or 5 miles after corn tonight. [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] today & captured horses [illegible in original]
Sunday, 12.
Left camp at about 8. A M. and took
road leading toward Louisa C.H. and
after marching steadily till 6½ P.M.
camped about four miles from the [illegible in original]
place. Went foarging with squad about
a mile from column got ham. cakes
& molasses. Day beautiful, roads good.
marched 25 miles.
Monday, 13.
Revellie at 3½ A.M. Saddle up at 4½ and
start out at sunrise march to [illegible in original]
our squadron goes on picket and others [illegible in original]
Soon our Regt starts off in direction of Louisa 6½
my horse cant keep up so turn back and find
wagon train which I follow to Frederick’s [illegible in original]
2nd & 3rd Brig tear up track from F_ to [illegible in original] and
burn tobacco facotry at Fredericks [illegible in original] all & find
[mark illegible in original]
large quantity of salt [illegible in original] 3d Div ^ Warm and
pleasant
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March, Tuesday, 14. 1865.
Reported to the Regt this morning
and was ordered to report to Lt
[illegible in original] with ‘played out’ horses
Left camp two hours behind the
command and marched to a point
on the R.R. 1½ miles from Beaver
Dam 1st & 2nd Brig reported to have
gone on a two day scout camped
early. Day cloudy looks like rain
Wednesday, 15.
Moved early and marched to near
Hanover Junction then turned
back and marched 8 miles and [illegible in original]
across country towards Frederick
burg. distant 22 miles. marched
till late at night Crossed North
[Anna?] just before night fall.
Day cloudy and rainy Passed old [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] Thursday, 16.
Did not move very early and quite
leisurely all day. and camped near
a small village the name of which
I have not learned. Crossed [illegible in original] R.RR
at Chesterfield station and marched
towards White House 3d Division
in advance of train 1st Div is near
Day cloudy with some rain
Roads bad Country poor.
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March. Friday, 17. 1865.
Rained quite hard last night
but was clear and pleasant today
Moved early passing Elliott
and marching a mile from
King Wm C.H.; went into camp.
Joined company at night
Said to be 15 miles from White
House Landing
Saturday, 18.
Break camp early lay in line a long
time march leisurely and reach
White House Landing at noon. find
Briga. of 24th A.C. two gun boats and
transports loaded with supplies wait
ing for us. This morning one of 6th Mich
had gun burst and severely injured
ant
him. lost left eye. Day clear and pleas^
Sunday, 19.
Revellie at 3:30 A M. Boots &
Saddles an hour later cross the
river and go into camp. Draw
rations of Hd Bd. pork, coffee sugar
salt soap and candles for 5 days.
Inspection of arms and horses at
4 P M. by Capt [Colenck.?] Had ten
horses condemned. Cond horses.
[illegible in original] men to be sent away.
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March, Monday, 20. 1865.
Reveillie at 3:30 A M. Lay in
camp all day. very warm
and dry. Any amount of 1st
Sergt calls. Call on Webb
in evening together with
Frank and Reg. Bobby [illegible in original]
who arrived with orders
from Grant this P.M.
Tuesday, 21.
Everything opens well. Have to
make any amount of reports of
horses. Get out a picket detail which
does not go and after Maj Drew in
spects the horses. our squadron’s ordered
d
to turn over available Horses and uname^
fer
men to Capt. Birney and we go on trans^
George [illegible in original] for City Point
Wednesday, 22.
Boat ran aground last night
was got off and soon afterwards
burst hole in boiler and left [illegible in original]
at anchor. Took till nearly sun
down to get fixed and steam
up. very cold and windy. all
day. [illegible in original] passed early in
morning also prisoner
[638? 688?] men on board
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March, Thursday, 23. 1865.
Wake up soon after daylight and
find ourselves just entering Ches
apeake Bay. having to under
weigh at 4½ A.M. Passed Fortress
Monroe at 9 A.M. and reached [illegible in original]
town at 8½ P.M. Canfield detailed to
[illegible in original] company Col. C. on shore and my
self to assist him went on aboard and
9. oc’k to [illegible in original]

[Written sideways on left side of Mar 23 entry]

were windy and rough

Friday, 24.
Got off the boat at daylight this
morning had breakfast at Soldiers
Home then command marched to camp half
mile below railroad. Helped Canfield draw
and issue five days rations working steadily
from 9 A M to 7. P.M. Day very cold
and windy.

Saturday, 25.
Heard heavy cannonading at day
light this morning which continued
till late in a.M. we received orders
to be ready to move at a moments
[illegible in original]
notice, but after ^ ordered into [illegible in original]
again. Rebs concentrated and altho
9th Corps driving them but afterds
were driven back. Drew Bread
and Beef. Day cold and cloudy
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March, Sunday, 26. 1865.
180 horses were recd last night
and turned over to [Cap Sergeant?]
and today they were issued. This
makes up about the entire sum
of our affairs today. Sheridan
[flag?] went up the river today and
tis thought the cav. is near by.
Heavy fightg,reported on [illegible in original]

[Written sideways on left of Mar 26 entry]

Clear, cold and windy

Monday, 27.
Maj. Darling arrived this morning with
detachment Kinfield came with more
in which were nine letters for me.
Paymaster also came and paid ths
boys up to Dec. 31st. Worked hard
all day drawing and issuing rations
All mounted men except myself
went to join command tonight
Tuesday, 28.
Several hundred new horses
were received tonight and issued
to 1st Mich. Col [Coppinger?] releived
by Lt Col. Middleton and Maj Darling
returns Maj Kurtz. No Mail.
Drew and issued rations for
2800 men. Expressed money for
Eastman Anthony and [illegible in original]
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March, Wednesday, 29. 1865.
Worked till almost sundown at
receiving and issuing rations.
About ten P.M. just after going to
bed very hard fighting began which con
tinued about 4 hours. We were
routed out to man Fort Porter
which we reached about 4½ O ck
am
Cav and 3 Corps of inf. mmoved to left this ^
Thursday, 30.
Started ack from Fort Porter at
6 ½ A M and reached camp two
hours afterd. Rained since 4 A.M
No fighting heard since tha ttime
It continued raining all day
did nothing but sleep and rest
all day. Was clear at 10 P.M.

Friday, 31.
Was raining when I awoke this
morning but cleared off about ten
oclock when Lieut Canfield and
I started for town to draw rations.
which kept us busy till dark.
Got out about 10 P M. and issued
rations to one hundred men of 6th
Mich who were going to the front
with Custer. Sheridan said to be
at [illegible in original] C.H.
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April, Saturday, 1. 1865.
Day fair and pleasant Got
up this morning and issued
the rations on hand and then
drew some more and issued
them. [illegible in original] came in from
the front, having had his horse
shot. Says Anthony was hit in
the shoulder by spent ball
Sunday, 2.
Very heavy cannonading last
night and this morning every
armed man was sent to the front.
Petersburg is said to have been
burning all day. [illegible in original] Richards told
me this himself he was [out?] to 9th Corps
3d Div charged Douglass tonight and
destroyed all that he had.
Monday, 3.
Petersburg evacuated last night
and occupied by our forces at 3 A
M. Richmond surrendered to [illegible in original]
Whiting who occupied it at 8 A.M
8000 prisoners said to have been
surrendered. Our men returned from
Petersburg this P M. Did nothing
all day. Could get [illegible in original]

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April, Tuesday, 4. 1865.
The rumor reaches us today that
Lee has surrendered his entire army
this morning before daylight. Some
claim that it is official. prisoners
and artillery are coming in in large
numbers hourly. Day warm and
pleasant As [illegible in original] all day getting
rations. Ed Lockwood reported here
for duty.
Wednesday, 5.
Main rumor today is that Sher
man has captured Lynchburg.
nothing further from Grant or
Lee. President goes to Richmond
today also Mrs Grant and Mrs
Rawlins. A new supply of men
arrived consisting of conscripts and
Paroled prisoners 115 for 1st [illegible in original]

[Written on sideways on right side of Apr 5 entry]

Drew three days rations

Thursday, 6.
No news from the army today
Saw monitor going down river
British man of war came up
and anchored off the Point.
Day cloudy and [illegible in original] showers
of rain. Drew rations for
men going to front and new
men came in
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April, Friday, 7. 1865.
Report comes today that Sheridan
has captured Fitz [illegible in original] Lee & 6 Gen Offrs
and several pieces of artillery. Day
rather cloudy and rainy. Sent out
a detail of men to the front this
morning to take cattle to the [Div?]
command. Could get no teams so
did nothing all day.
Saturday, 8.
Drew [illegible in original] H Bread. beans & [illegible in original]
today. had Purcell to help
me. No news except the con
formation of previous reports
in the papers. Day clear and
cold. [illegible in original] cattle and had
them butchered on ground
6" 9" N.Y. received horses today
Sunday, 9.
Sunday morning inspection
mounted men sent out to join
command at daylight. [illegible in original] men
armed sent to guard prisoners. Take
two days rations. Salute fired
in direction of Richmond about
9. P.M. Day cloudy cold and
disagreeable..
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April, Monday, 10. 1865
Lee has surrendered and the
war in Va is virtually over
Salutes were fired in the [illegible in original]
at noon. and the boys have been
bursting their canteens all the
afternoon. Day rainy and disagree
able. Worked at my book all
day Wrote Nell in evening
Tuesday, 11.
A cloudy, muddy, disagreeable
day. No farther news of military
operations, 230 horses received
and issued to [illegible in original] Brig [illegible in original]
mounted detail for Soft Bread.
John A_ got Richmond. [illegible in original]
today received letter from
[illegible in original] today.
Wednesday, 12.
Warm and fair. Very breezy
all day drawing and issuing
ratons. large numbers of prisoners
coming in to day. Several general
officers among them Gen. Ewell. came
in to day. Report says Mrs Gen. Lee
[died?] last night. Yesterday’s “Whig”
noticed her illness. Gen. Grant
and Staff ordd to City Point last night
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April, Thursday, 13. 1865.
Rained nearly all the forenoon
but cleared up in afternoon and
turned quite pleasant. Maj Darling arrived
from Washington. 100 new horses drawn
by our brigade. Rumors of Johnsons
surrender. Salute fired at Richmond
this afternoon. Issued 3 days rations

Friday, 14.
Quite a fair pleasant day Issued
rations of everything to command.
About 800 men went to the
command this morning which
is supposed to be a short distance be
yond Petersburg. About 250 more
horses received. No News.

Saturday, 15.
A very rainy muddy disagree
able day. Tried to get [illegible in original] to hand
rations but failed. 3d Divis drew
horses. 1st [illegible in original] have moved camp.
said to have gone to Richmond with
[illegible in original] No News today
Herald says [illegible in original] recruiting & drafting
and purchase of arms to be stopped.
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April, Sunday, 16. 1865.
Clear and pleasant. Drew [illegible in original] days
rations for 1800 men and issued to
the command. Rumor received that Presi
dent Lincoln Sec Seward and Son were
assassinated on Friday evening at Ford
Theater Washington. The President is now
dead. Flags flying at half mast.

Monday, 17.
Report confirmed. President Lincoln
died at 22 min,. past 7 o’clock yesterday
morning. Seward’s Son died yesterday also.
Cannons have been slowly fired all day
at intervals. Flags at half mast. and [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] and shrouds of war vessels in the river
draped in mourning. Day clear and cool..
[illegible in original] drawing and issuing rations.
Tuesday, 18.
Smith and I went to Peters
burg to day and passed a very
pleasant day. was much pleased
with the place. Gen. Sheridan
went up in a special train
and I went up in the same
train Cavalry came in to
within two miles of Peters
burg today
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April, Wednesday, 19. 1865.
Canfield went to regiment
and brought in some mail
and I received one letter
from Nell. Cav going into perma
nent camp. Presidents funeral
day. All shops closed and no
business at all done at City
Point. No papers.
Thursday, 20.
Report of Johnsons surrender recd
this morning Did but little
because could get no teams
Vosburgh came [into?] from Camp
this morning. Received letters
from Nell Melinda and
[illegible in original] This evening Day very
warm and [illegible in original] rain
Friday, 21.
No farther news from Sherman
9th Corps came in and is shipping
at City Point. beleived to be going
to Washington.. Drew rations
and issued. 325 men sent to front
this morning; tried to go but
Col. [illegible in original] could’nt see it
[illegible in original] sink the whole thing
Letter from [illegible in original] to night
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April, Saturday, 22. 1865.
Very warm all day. did nothing
[outdraw?] and issue soft Bread.
Maj Darling Lt. [illegible in original] and one or
two others went to regt this A.M.
wanted to go with them but [illegible in original]
may be pitched on to [illegible in original] because I
did’nt go to stay. wrote letters to
E.T. and L.S.T. today
Sunday, 23.
Procured pass and went out to
visit boys this morning. found
them half a mile beyond [illegible in original]
and making preparations to move
at 6. ′A′ M tomorrow some think
they are going to join Sherman.
others that they are going to [Washing?]
Wrote to Nell this evening
Monday, 24.
day very warm. did but little
issued a few rations. and prepared
for work tomorrow. Cav. started this
morning and large numbers
of dismounted men are coming
in very fast. Vosburgh came in today.
It is generally beleived that the
cavalry has gone to North
Carolina. [Weldon?] is thought to be
the objective point
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April, Tuesday, 25. 1865.
Day very warm. drew rations and
issued to the command. About
350 dismounted men have come
in sinc eyesterday.. Col Anderson
thinks we shall be sent to North
Carolina. Graham came in to day
Hammond yesterday. No mail or papers.
Wednesday, 26.
Everything goes on as usual.
Dismounted men coming in from
front in large numbers. Corps
Ballard and Lieut Blake arrived
from Washington with baggage
for command. Met [illegible in original] and
others today Day warm. [illegible in original]
[line illegible in original]
Thursday, 27.
Today is “still they come” [illegible in original]
[line illegible in original]
Special Returns every day. and
lots of work today..
Orders received to prepare to
mount the entire command
went through Co. Desk and got
my personal effects
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April, Friday, 28. 1865.
Another Special today.
News received of Johnson surrender
Day cool warm and cloudy.
Received letter from Father and Mother
L.J. and letter and Photos from [illegible in original]
Order to mount command countermanded
Want to go to Richmond tomorrow.

Saturday, 29.
Day warm but windy and
cloudy finally rained at
night. Lots of new recruits
today and another special
return had to be made out.
Capt [illegible in original] arrived from
Winchester. Lt Canfield and Maj [Durant?]
to Richmond. Letters from Nell and [illegible in original]
Sunday, 30.
Quite a shower last night
but clear and pleasant day.
Spent the time writing
letters and riding around
no Letter today

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May, Monday, 1. 1865.
Showery and windy last
night and cooler than
usual today
Drew and issued rations
for five days today



Tuesday, 2.
Nothing new in camp
today. A few men came
in from somewhere yester
day. making it necessary to
draw on a Special again.
Warm as usual today.
Very cold last night and this
morning
Wednesday, 3.
Last night as cold as mon
day. but today some warmer
than yesterday. Did nothing
at all. Command arrived
at Petersburg to day. It is
reported that they are to
march over land to Washing
ton.
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May, Thursday, 4. 1865.
Had terrible riot last night. Boys
[tore?] out two Sutlers. Officers did but
little to quell the disburbance. Two
men wounded. No general news
Day warm and pleasant. Issued
Bread and beef today. [Corn?] never
going to Regt this morning.

Friday, 5.
Warm day. Drew rations for
five days and issued to com
mand. Had row with Lt [illegible in original]
Maj Warner came in from
command last night and took
out all the mounted men here
this morning.

Saturday, 6.
Very warm and dry. all day
Drew soft Bread and 2. Beef today
Expressed [Bodetts?] things to day
Did nothing else of any kind.
to a Troops leaving City
Point on transports in large
numbers. Wrote letter to
E D. [illegible in original]
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May, Sunday, 7. 1865.
Warm. [illegible in original] clear in forenoon, and
cloudy in the afternoon.
Went down to the Point this
afternoon with Ed Lockwood.
Wrote letter to [W.?] S.
Dull and lonesome. Received letters
from. Aunt J.. _ [illegible in original] & Willie D_

Monday, 8.
Warm and cloudy. and threat.
rain. Drew and issued bread.
Every man with horses ordered to
front. Wrote letters to Aunt and
E. [I.?] today and played California
Jack nearly all day


Tuesday, 9.
Received orders to draw and issue
three days rations in anticipation
of orders to move tomorrow.
Stone & [illegible in original] circus came to
City Point and will show this
evening:A perfect [storm?] of niggers
have been passing all day. received
letter from [illegible in original] today.
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May, Wednesday, 10. 1865.
Went to show last night which proved
to be a pretty good affair. [illegible in original] rations
to command this A.M. Cavalry
started from Petersburg this morning
Maj Warren came in to camp and
larg numbers of dismounted men.
Received letters from [illegible in original] and
E. [illegible in original] Wrote to Coz [H.?] Day warm.
Thursday, 11.
Did nothing of any moment
today. Very warm but threatning
rain some. Went to show in
evening not quite so interesting.
Heavy blow and some rain.



Friday, 12.
Heavy rain storm during latter
part of night. accompanied by
thunder Lightning and strong winds
Went to Richmond with [illegible in original] and Ed
Lockwood on 8. O ck train and returned
worked [illegible in original] Visited Libby. Castle Thunder
Gen Lees house and Jeff Davis mansion
Well pleased with City. Day cool
but pleasant
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May, Saturday, 13. 1865.
Issued rations today for three
days. Quite warm all day.
Received letter from Nell last night
and answered it. Sec. Stanton’s order
to discharge all cavalry whose term
of service expires before Oct 1st causes
a great deal of disatisfaction

Sunday, 14.
Mighty dull day, nothing
exciting whatever in camp.
Day. cool clear and pleasant
Tried to learn cribbage




Monday, 15.
Drew rations for three days
Nothing of moment occurred
Rumor that Jeff Davis has been
captured by Wilsons cavalry
somewhere in Georgia.
Day warm
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May, Tuesday, 16. 1865.
Issued rations. Papers state that
our cavalry has gone into camp
near Washington or Alexandria
Jeff Davis Capture confirmed. 4th Mich
Cav. captured him in “crinoline”
near Irwinsville Georgia


Wednesday, 17.
Did nothing at all today. but read
novels and play cribbage. Perrine.
[illegible in original] and Rush went to Richmond
Nothing new in papers today.
Wrote letters fot Lieut J.D. L_ and
coz Wil tonight. Warm.


Thursday, 18.
Drew rations for 3 days. Day
very warm. Newspapers filled
with reports of the investigation
of the plot of assassination of President
Lincoln.
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May, Friday, 19. 1865.
Issued rations to command
Day warm during forenoon. cloudy
and towards night a heavy
storm of wind and rain.
Nothing new.



Saturday, 20.
did nothing except issue Boggs
a quarter of beef in forenoon. which
was unmercifully hot. Went to Point
with Boggs in afternoon got some
ice cream soda and papers and
started for camp got caught in Heavy
storm. Strawberries for dinner.
Letter from Nell
Sunday, 21.
Exceedingly warm and sultry
cloudy in forenoon and heavy
thunder storm in afternoon.
Wrote letter to Nell in morn
ing. Col. received orders to
proceed to Washington im
mediately

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May, Monday, 22. 1865.
Heavy thunder wind and rain
storm last night. and cloudy
and rainy this morning. Ord. Off
turning in all stores. Horses sent
away. Drew three days rations
[illegible in original] fell and lamed my ankle.


Tuesday, 23.
Rained last night quite hard
but. clear and warm today.
Drew remainder of Soft Bread
Rumor that Kirby Smith has surren
dered. Salute fired. Went to Show
at Point this evening. Saw Shortplay
Minstrels Company

Wednesday, 24.
Day cool and very pleasant;
last night cool. Did nothing at all
today except to write letter to Nell.
Herald reports rumor of Kirby
Smith murder by Major [illegible in original]
Boggs and I went to show.
in evening.

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Mya, Thursday, 25. 1865.
My 23d birthday Very warm. and
threatening rain. Drew 3 days rations
and got them partly issued. when orders
came for 2100 men to ship immediately
and 3d Div. & Res.Brig. were sent. The rest
of us go tomorrow morning. One division
of [illegible in original] also shipped today.

Friday, 26.
Raining this morning slightly and
increased by degrees till nearly noon
when orders came to move and amidst
the hardest shower the General was
sounded. We marched to the Point, took
[Propeller.?] Andrew Warden and left at
4 P.M. Anchored off Jamestown at
dark. still raining slightly.
Saturday, 27.
Windy rainy misty and generally
disagreeable all day. [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] slightly [illegible in original]
and [illegible in original] and were obliged
to change [illegible in original] Wyoming took [illegible in original]
and landed part on [illegible in original] Mount. and
the rest on [illegible in original] and afterwards on
Edward Everett. Landed near sharf
at dark
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May, Sunday 28. 1865.
Left Ed. Everett this morning
and taking off troops from [illegible in original]
Mount went on board the [illegible in original]
Drew rations of Coffee sugar [illegible in original]
and Boiled Bacon at [illegible in original]
Struck out at 11. A.M crossed
the Cheasapeake and entered the
Potomac at dusk. Fair and calm
Monday, 29.
[illegible in original] of rain last night. [illegible in original]
[illegible in original]
[illegible in original]
[illegible in original] Reached Alexandria
[illegible in original] landed [illegible in original]
Pa and loaded those of our brigade and
[illegible in original] Washington and the Soldiers
Rest. Brig Genl [illegible in original]
Tuesday, 30.
First thing this morning wrote
to Nell. then went to Gen Ekin and drew
pay on [illegible in original]. then visited Ed Cooke
also saw Harrison. Reynolds. and Wright
Smith. received notice that Ed. Cooke and
I have been appointed 2nd Lt’s. Do
not leave till 4 P M. tomorrow. go by
B and O R R to Parkersburg. then
by boat to St Louis Mo. Stay with
Ed Cooke to night
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May. Wednesday, 31. 1865.
Did nothing during A.M.
except run into the [illegible in original]
buy me a [illegible in original]
In P.M. drew rations and [illegible in original]
the cars at 4½ P.M. and left
Washington at 8 P M.
Saw Gen. Sherman as he took cars
for north.
June, Thursday, 1.
This morning at daylight found us
near Monocacy Junction. passed Mar
tinsburg about noon. Took supper at
Cumberland at 6 PM. and passed [illegible in original]
Creek at. 8 PM Day warm evening
mild and pleasant. President John
son’s Fort day. Ate supper at [illegible in original]
House. Cumberland
Friday, 2.
This morning at sunrise found
river
ourselves at Cheat mountain. at
[illegible in original] left to [illegible in original] and very
[illegible in original] paper through a tunnel [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] long Reach Grafton at half
past 10. A.M Clarksburg at 12 [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] dinner at [illegible in original] Train loaded
with [illegible in original] fifteen to [illegible in original] of track
[illegible in original] none killed.
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June, Saturday, 3. 1865.
Found ourselves at Parkersburg on waking
at daylight having reached here during
night some time. Drew 6 days rations of
Bacon, Htack. Coffee & Sugar. wandered around through
town till noon. when we went on board [illegible in original] City
and [illegible in original] we were off down the river. A little
after 10 P.M stopped at [illegible in original] to take on
Coal. Day warms. Parkersburg one horse town
Sunday, 4.
This morning we were tied up to the
Ohio shore where we got our break and
and then shoved on. Passed Ripley. O.
and [illegible in original] and
Augusta Ky before dark and [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] at 11 P.M. at NewPort Ky [illegible in original]
Cincinnatti Day clear and warm

Monday, 5.
Got up at daylight and strolled around
through Newport till the boat went
over to Cincinnatti where we strolled
around awhile. Left C. at 10 A.M. and
reached Louisville at about midnight.
Passed Rising Sun and Madison.
on Indiana side and Kent and Car
rollton on the Ky side. Day
warm
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June, Tuesday, 6. 1865.
Took a stroll in Louisville early
in the morning. Passed Brandenburg
and some smaller towns in Ky.
Leavenworth [illegible in original] and other
towns in Indiana. Stepped and
took on Coal at [Davidson?]. Large
cotton factory at D.__ Very warm

Wednesday, 7.
Passed mouth of Wabash about
9. A.M. and the mouth of
the Tennessee and Cumber
land in P. M. Landed a short
time at Paducah and arrived
at Cairo about 9.P.M. and
staid till 2 Oclock.

Thursday, 8.
Found ourselves in sight
of Commerce Mo. this morn
ing. Passed Cape Girardeau
Mo and some small towns
on either side of the names
of which I did not [illegible in original]
morning. rainy Day cool
and cloudy.
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June, Friday, 9. 1865.
Reached St Louis at
ten A.M. found the Brig
gone to Leavenworth and
[illegible in original] compelled to follow
Changed to Str. David
[illegible in original]. Drew rations Left
with men of 6th to bring up
horses.
Saturday, 10.
Ran up to mouth of Mo last night
and then lay over till daylight
Passed St Charles, and Augusta and
stopped at South Point where we are
to take on 250 horses. Day cold,
lowry. and misty.


Sunday, 11.
Lay at South Point all day
waiting for Col Cowles command
to arrive which did at about 3. P.M.
250 men and Horses were to be taken
on board but boys did not like it much
of
and came near ^ having brig row in
consequence. Went to Washington
with Maj D. and [illegible in original]
8 in P.M.
Lager 5cts a glass.
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June, Monday, 12. 1865.
Went to Washington with
Ed [illegible in original] after telegram Left South
Point at noon. Took on 85
men and 90 horses.
Day rainy and disagreeable.



Tuesday, 13.
Rain all night last night &
passed Jefferson City at day
light. Passed Boonesville at about
3 P.M. Met steamer [illegible in original]
[illegible in original]. with quite a number
of passengers.. Day warm
[illegible in original] and showery. river
rising and very rapid
Wednesday, 14.
Ties up at ten. P.M last night and
layed over till nearly daylight.
Passed Glasgow early in the
morning and Miami.
[Kate Kinney?] with remainder
of 2nd Mi has been with us nearly
all day. Met [illegible in original] Glasgow. and
Maj Eagle, and passed GM porter
[illegible in original] at Miami. Cloudy and rain
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June, Thursday, 15. 1865.
Started before daylight and
passed Waverley Shanghai and
some other towns stopped at Lexington
at hpast 2 and drew two days rations.
Rain around three. &. considerable. saw
old works where Mulligan fought. met
two steamers thro the day. Cloudy and
rainy
Friday, 16.
Early this morning the wind
blew us into the bank where we
remained three or four hours.
and then [illegible in original]in again. Newt
to start again in the afternoon
on acct of the wind. Touched at
Liberty Landing at dusk. but on
[illegible in original] of whiskey had to move on.
Saturday, 17.
Passed Kansas leisurely in
the morning. Atchson Wyan
dotte. Parteville and Leaven
worth in [illegible in original] and reach
Fort at 3 P.M. and camp
at [4?] P.M. Rained very
hard when arrived. Recd
mail.
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June, Sunday, 18. 1865.
All quiet in camp. Assigned
to Co. [I? D?] and reported to Capt
Clark for duty. Drew horse
Regt ordered to be ready to
leave at 8 A M tomorrow
Day warm


Monday, 19.
Went with Company
to F Leavenworth to get
horses shod. Day warm
Time changed till noon
tomorrow for moving



Tuesday, 20.
Did nothing at all today
Pay Rolls of nearly every
Co. sent back for slight
alterations
Very warm
Discharges come today
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June, Wednesday, 21. 1865.
Went to Fort to try
to muster but could get
nothing done Very warm
[illegible in original] Pay and drew 63 dollars
Clark [illegible in original] to myself went to
Western Mo One horse town
Went to Leavenworth [illegible in original]

Thursday, 22.
a
Tried to muster ^gain and
got papers in muster to
morrow. Went to Leavenworth
City and had big time till
midnight. Day very warm
Circus at city. but did not go
Shot at [mark?] and played
Billiards
Friday, 23.
Tried the mustering again but
failed Got some [Gregg?] and [Tubbs?] [illegible in original]
mustered. Played Billiards till 10 A M
and then back to camp where we
found everything ordered [on?] move
[illegible in original] at 3 P M. and after
returning to camp got orders
to march [4? 5?] A.M. tomorrow
Worked on papers for [illegible in original]
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June, Saturday, 24. 1865.
The regt, 2 Cos of the 1st & a detail
of the 6th started at 5 am Gen [illegible in original]
in command. We got permission to
remain and muster. which we accom
plished at noon. It took all the after
noon to get our pay and then wasnt
to Leavenworth City Went to [illegible in original]
put up at [Manilow?] House
Sunday, 25.
Started at Leavenworth City at
4 AM rode 6 miles and stopped
for breakfast. Passed Easton and
marched to Grasshopper Falls 30 miles
from Leavenworth City when command
ed halt for night. [illegible in original] of Co [illegible in original] was
killed yesterday by falling from mule and
having wagon run over him

[Written sideways on left side of Jun 25 entry]
[illegible in original]
[illegible in original]

Monday, 26.
20 miles
Reveillie at 3 A M. and moved at
4½ A.M. marched to near Holton
20 miles. Day very warm and dusty
Prarie still continues some little
timber along Grasshopper Creek
Passed the Falls a mile from
our camp nice little fall. of
five or six feet. Holton a
small insignificant town
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June, Tuesday, 27. 1865.
Very heavy rain last night
Camp completely submerged.
and every one wet as a drowned rat.
r
Left camp at 6 A.M. ma^ched 13
miles and camped at 11 A.M. on
Soldiers Creek which was too high
to allow us to cross. Seven miles
from American. Day warm. Nothing
but prarie yet. 13 miles
Wednesday, 28.
Morning cool and cloudy.
Reveillie at day light, march at
6 ½ A.M. and go 7 miles to America
Lake and go into camp at noon.
Heavy rain during afternoon.
Country much the same as yes
terday.
7 miles
Thursday, 29. March 26 miles
Reveillie at daybreak and leave
camp at 5 ½ A.M. Horses stampeded
last night and about 50 of them were
missing this morning succeeded in
recovering all but one. Marched
18 miles and went into [illegible in original]
a small creek at 4 ½ P.M. Day
warm with but little breeze
country about the same [illegible in original]

[Written sideways on right side of Jun 29 entry]

Barrett’s and Black’s vermillion
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18 miles to Marysville, 6 miles to camp
June, Friday, 30. 1865.
Reveillie at 2:45. A.M. march at
8. A.M. reach Marysville at
2. P.M. halt, unsaddle, go into camp
muster at 3 P.M. and move on at
5. P.M. halt at 6.45. and go into
camp Marysville quite a little
on Big Blue river
town. Day warm with little shower
on reaching camp Prarie bigger than
ever
July, Saturday, 1.
March 20 miles
Reveillie at 4 A M. move at 4:30 and
6 miles
march to Cottonwood Creek ^ and
halt two hours for breakfast. then
march on to the intersection with
the Pony Express route and go
into camp at 4 P.M. Day very
warm. No Houses along route after
leaving [illegible in original]. More timber in sight
Sunday, 2.
Reveillie at 4:45 and move at 6 A.M.
Reach Rock Creek Nebraska at about
9. A.M. and went into camp on the
Big Sandy at 4.15 P.M. having
marched 26 miles. Saw tame elk at
Rock Creek. Stages met and passed us.
Passed large govt trains and met
some coming back. Country more
[Rambling?] and more timbered
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July, Monday, 3. 1865.
Reveillie at 4 45 A.M. Move at 7.
March 20 miles and go into
camp on Little Blue at 2:30 PM.
Inspection of arms by Cos. at Retreat
Day warm with hot south wind
Country very level. Grass very poor
no water between Big Sandy & Little
Blue. no timber in sight Large
trains along route
Tuesday, 4.
Remain in camp all day. Ration of
Whiskey issued at 8 A.M. Go with
[illegible in original] Clark, and [House?] up to ranch
and get back to camp at 2 P M.
mail comes but no letters for me.
E Clark of Co A accidentally shot
himself with Carbine. [illegible in original]. Day
very warm [illegible in original] goes to Big Sandy
Wednesday, 5.
Reveillie at 3 A.M. Move at 5 A
M. march 28 miles and go into
camp for night. Day very warm
and very wind and dusty. Follow
Little Blue all day. Clark of Co A died
in ambulance and was buried near
Liberty Farm. country along river
very rolling and uneven. feed
poor. no timber [illegible in original]

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July, Thursday, 6. 1865.
Reveillie at 3 A.M. move at
5:30 march more than 20
miles and go into camp. Leave
Little Blue for four or five miles
but return to it to Camp. Country
level grass poor. no timber & water
scarce. Small shower. Get mail

Friday, 7.
Reveillie at 3. A.M. move at 5.
march 22 miles and go into
camp near the bank of the Platte
River 10 miles below Ft Kearney
Day warmer and Sultry. Country
level to within 3 miles of Platte
when we passed through low hills
and camped on bottom No timber
Saturday, 8.
Reveillie at 3. A.M. and move
at 5 march to Fort Kearney and
go into camp at 10. A.M. with orders
to move at 4 P M. Went down to fort
to procure things needed, got dinner
and returned to camp to find orders coun
termanded. Wrote letter to E. [S? G?]- in
[illegible in original] M. Day warm showers after
sundown
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July, Sunday, 9. 1865.
Reveillie at 3 A.M. march at
7. go 17 miles and halt at 1 P.M.
remain till 4 P.M. then march
6 miles and go into camp for night
This is to be our regts march each day
hereafter. Saw several skeletons of Buffaloes
along road. [illegible in original] light showers during
day cool and pleasant march 9 country level
Monday, 10.
Reveillie at 3 A.M. move at 7. and
march till ½ past 12. go into camp
get dinner and remain ‘till 4 P M.
then march ‘till about 6. P.M. March
about 22 miles. Passed Plum Creek Station
36 miles from Ft Kearney at 11 A.M.
Day cold cloudy and drizzling [illegible in original]
killed rattlesnake with 9 rattles Country level
Tuesday, 11.
Reveillie at 4 A.M move at [6′15?], and
march ‘till 11:30 then halted ‘till 4
P.M. [illegible in original] then marched ‘till 7. P M.
and went into camp for night
Are 27 miles from Cottonwood
Springs making [70? 76?] miles travel
since Sunday morning. Day clear
but cool and pleasant. Country level
as usual. [illegible in original] good but wood scarce
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July, Wednesday, 12. 1865.
Reveillie at 4 A.M march at
6 go [19?] miles and halt till 3. P.M
then marched to Cottonwood
Springs and go into camp for
night. Day clear and warm
Country as usual. [illegible in original] in Co [H?]
Bitten by rattlesnake

Thursday, 13.
Reveillie at 4 A.M. move at 6.
march till 11. go into camp
till 4 PM. then march till 7
and go into camp for night
March 30 miles today very
warm and dusty. country as
usual with a very little more
timber. feed good.
Friday, 14.
Reveillie at 3:30 move at 5:30 [illegible in original]
march to Fort Union Ranch 12 miles
and go into camp at 10 A.M with
orders to remain ‘till tomorrow
morning. Day very warm, and
windy get a good camping ground
[Clark?] & [illegible in original] have horse race. Play
cribbage with Capt Clark
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July, Saturday, 15. 1865.
Reveillie at 3:30. into line at
5:30 and march at 6 AM. march
16 miles and camp at 11 A.M. stay
till 2.30 then march 9 miles and
go into camp for night. Left the [valley?]
this morning and crossed hills. followed
South Fork country rolling. feed good
Day warm till sundown when wind [illegible in original]
to East and cold. threatning rain
Sunday, 16.
Reveillie at 3 A.M. expect to move
at 5 but as it commenced raining at
3.30. no move was made until 8:30.
marched 25 miles and went into camp
near Star Ranch or Old California Crossing
Day very cold and raining slightly all day
Spend eve with Shafer and Clark at
ranch make [illegible in original]
have pleasant evg
Monday, 17.
Reveillie a 3:30 AM move [West?] 30.
and reach Julesburg at 3.30 P.M.
Day very cold windy and cloudy
Quite a shower after get into camp.
Gen Stagg went on in advance of Brig.
leaving Col. Briggs in command.
Got mail. Letter from Nell and one
from Ed. [Cooke?]. No wood. Country
like all the rest, 6th left this A.M.
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July, Tuesday, 18. 1865.
Remained in camp all day
awaiting orders from Gen
[illegible in original]. Drew Clothing &
wood. Received mail in the
morning. Day more moderate
and clear. Jones of Co. E. shot a [illegible in original]
off with revolver.

Wednesday, 19.
Remained in camp at Julesburg
till 1 P.M then moved ten miles
and camped for night. Gen Stagg
disbanded his headquarters ordered
all officers and men back to
their regiments. Gen went to Ft Laramie
while we are ordered to Camp Collins
The detachment of 1st goes with us

[Written sideways on left side of July 19 entry]
[illegible in original]

Thursday, 20.
Reveillie at 3:15 A.M. move at
6 A.M. and march ‘till 1.15
P.M. and go into camp Rained
hard all the afternoon. marched
23 miles. Received mail but no
letters for me.
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July, Friday, 21. 1865.
Reveillie at 3 A.M. move at 5:30
Frank Clark two men and myself
went hunting today. went back from
river [6?] or 8 miles saw lots of antelopes
but killed none. Command camped
at Fort Moore marched 20 miles.
Day cool and cloudy.

Saturday, 22.
Reveillie at daylight but on
acct of rain did not move until
9 o’clock marched ‘till 3 P.M. and
went into camp near American
Ranch. 23 miles marched today
Very cold and heavy shower after
go into camp. Nothing of interest
occurred on march
Sunday, 23.
Marched 25 miles and camped
4 miles from Junction Station
where Col Briggs is going to
report by telegraph to Denver
City Country unusually [level?]
Black Hills and Lon’g Peak
in view in the distance. their
tops covered with snow. Day
clear and very warm
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July, Monday, 24. 1865.
Reveillie at 3. oclock marched
from camp at 6:15. marched 24
miles and went into camp at 12:45
P.M. At Junction Ranch [illegible in original] O.L.
M R and follow bank of river past
[illegible in original] Orchard and camp near the
first timber in 17 days very warm
Long's Peak in sight [illegible in original]
Tuesday, 25.
Start from camp at 6:12
A.M. march until 3:30
P.M. and go into camp for
night 3 miles below Connor
ferry. Day warm and cloudy
March over 30 miles [illegible in original] lodges
of Indians squaws near [illegible in original]
mountains in sight, timber
Wednesday, 26.
At 6. AM leave camp [illegible in original]
[line illegible in original]
train is [illegible in original]. Cavalry
forded stream above ferry and
went into camp. Remained till
3 PM and then marched [illegible in original]
10 miles and camped for night
on Cache le Poudre [Creek?]. Day
warm Country good
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July, Thursday, 27. 1865.
Reveillie at 5 A.M. move from
camp at 6:15. arrive at Camp [illegible in original]
at 3: P M. Day very warm with hail
storm in P.M. Country very good.
Pass near Indian village saw squaw
[illegible in original] Quite
a number of ranches along creek

Friday, 28.
Remain in camp till 11 A.M [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] ordered to pack
up and report to Maj. [illegible in original] at Fort
Collins at 2:30 P.M we march: leave
Co “E” & [F?] at Fort Collins. 13 men of
Co [illegible in original] at [illegible in original] and camp at 9 P M
near Park Station 17 miles from
Ft Collins
Saturday, 29.
This morning we left Sergt Keigh
and 12 men at Park Station and
marched on leaving Serg & 12 men
of 1st at Stonewall and went into
camp at Virginia [illegible in original] at 2 30
P.M. when Capt Clark and my
self and to [illegible in original] and with 13 men
of 1st Picturesque Scenery in
mountains Day warm
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July, Sunday, 30. 1865.
The regt passed us today
arriving here about. 9 A.M.
Maj. Warner left about 7 A.M.
Col Potter and Maj. Norton arrived
last night and went on with Col
Briggs this morning Boys caught
trout and had some for supper
Day warm with slight shower in
the afternoon. [illegible in original]
Monday, 31.
Busy making out Pay Rolls today
Hyde came up with two wagons
with rations for the men.
Day cool and pleasant Boys
spend their time catching
trout. Expect coach from
Denver tonight. Emigrant train
pased us today. quite a number of [illegible in original]
August, Tuesday, 1.
Finished Pay rolls today. Day
cold, nothing of interest
occurring.
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August, Wednesday, 2. 1865.
Capt Clark went down to
Collins on stage this morn
ing doesn’t expect to get back
until Saturday. Day very
cold. Monaghan and I took
ride this P.M. ascended one of
the highest [crags?] we could find
and took a look [illegible in original] went
with stage to Willow Creek station
Thursday, 3.
Capt returned about 3 A.M. having
[illegible in original] all night. Capt Glover. came with
him. This morning 4 of us fish and shot 3 grouse
[illegible in original] train came up bringing beef. beans.
[illegible in original] etc. Received message from Capt
Robinson saying Indians had attacked [illegible in original]
above Little Laramie Killing scalping and
stealing [illegible in original]
Friday, 4.
More particulars concerning Indian
troubles [above?] One of Co B wounded
1 woman and 1 man killed 1 woman
carried off. 14 horses of Co B captured
and wagons burned Spent day in
writing and fishing. [illegible in original]
[line illegible in original]
Emmons came down this A.M.
[illegible in original]
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August, Saturday, 5. 1865.
Col Potter, Col Briggs. Maj. Norton &
Lt Graham arrived from above at
1 P.M and tell us more about [illegible in original]
with Indians above they having
arrived on the ground just as fight
commenced. Spent day as usual
writing and playing cards
Learned Commercial Pitch
Sunday, 6.
Col. Briggs stayed with us last
night and passed on down the
road this morning. This afternoon
those who went up as guards with
the [illegible in original] wagons. returned. having lost
both wagons to Indians near Little
Laramie. Gen. Baker was killed and
two others wounded. This happened
yesterday.
Monday, 7.
Coach went down road this morning
taking wounded men of Co. L. A train
loaded with lumber arrived from
Fort Collins. on its way to Wallek. 8
men from La Porte came with it
No coach went up this morning
all hands have been at work tearing
down a building on the creek above and
moving it down here for us a house
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August, Tuesday, 8. 1865.
Coach arrived from below and brought a
number of Official documents but no
mail. Coach went up after noon and
Capt [illegible in original] on with it. We con
tinued putting up our house and
succeeded in getting the walls up roof
poles on and partly chinked. Boys
from La Porte went back this P.M.
Wednesday, 9.
Coach went down the road this
morning and went down [illegible in original]
Report. for Aug and monthly Return. for
July. Built chimney today. Cap and
I hauling stone and boys putting
them up. Day fair and quite warm
didn’t rain for a wonder.

Thursday, 10.
Coach arrived from below about
3 A.M. brought some official
documents but no mail. Hastings
Monaghan and I went fishing this
forenoon while Cap. [illegible in original] and
[illegible in original] daubed up house. Caught
trout enough for one mess
Day warm.
Wrote to John [illegible in orignal] tonight
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August, Monday, 14. 1865.
Today we put on the roof of our shanty
made a door nailed up a bedstead
and tonight propose to sleep in it.
No Indians came in sight today
placed a look out on a high bluff
white herd grazed.. Hear nothing
from above. and fear mischief.
No stage sent up tonight on that [illegible in original]
Tuesday, 15.
Have been at work on our shanty
today. laying floor and other work.
All Quiet. Coach from below.
127
arrived bringing ^ carbines for us.
but Capt would’n’t use them Escort
refused to go up the road without
them, so coach did’n’t go..

Wednesday, 16.
This morning went down on coach
to Fort Collins reaching there at 2
P.M. Transacted business and ret.d
as far as Park. Met Dunnett.
Ballard. Pratt, Col. Briggs and
others. Spent afernoon and ev.g
quite pleasantly.
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August, Thursday, 17. 1865.
Started from Park at 8 A.M.
and reached home at noon.
Met. Maj. Sproule and St Bentley
below Stonewall with 11th Kas. Cav.
Yesterday Indians came down
and drove off Taylors cattle except
the old Bull which they shot and
the calf which escaped none hurt.
Friday, 18.
Today built table and finished
house. Coach went east. One
went west yesterday P.M. with
8 escorts. Learned from Maj Sproule
that ten horses were captured and
two men killed at willow Springs
on Sunday.

Saturday, 19.
This morning the coach brought
up quite a mail and I got
four letters two from home one
from [illegible in original] and one from
Wis. Did some tinkering and writing
had scare about 5 PM which
proved to be traders instead of
Indians.
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August, Sunday, 20. 1865.
Spent day in answering letters.
All quiet during day. Traders
went down the road. this morn
ing.. Coach yesterday brought
up several passengers who still
remain.


Monday, 21.
This morning Dr. W. Hasting
a driver and myself went
fishing. did not have a
very good luck but got
awful tired as I [illegible in original]
[illegible in original]. Day warm with
little shower in P.M.

Tuesday, 22.
Coach from East brought
mail and one letter for
me from L.A.J. Nothing
exciting. No coach from
West at Sundown.
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August, Wednesday, 23. 1865.
Coach from west arrived at 2 A
M. and started back at 10. A.M.
1st Mich arrived but 7th remain
ed at Fort Collins to wait for
arms from Denver
Coach went East with heavy
mail

Thursday, 24.
Coach from East at 10 A M
At 2 P.M Major Sproule
with det. of 7th arrived and
releived the 1st at Stonewall and
this post. Brought orders for me
to report to Stonewall to take
command there. [illegible in original]
with him.
Friday, 25.
This morning went with Maj [illegible in original]
Capt C. and about 35 men into
mountains west after Indians
went to the Cache Le Poudre about
ten miles Saw no Indians but
caught some fine trout. Lt
[illegible in original] with 40 men guarding
train camped a mile above us
Went up and saw boys of Co A.
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August, Saturday, 26. 1865.
This morning the Coach came from
East at 3 o’clock D. Smith [illegible in original] Capt
[illegible in original] came up and spent
the day in hunting fishing and
playing cribbage. Maj Sproule
marched on this morning
No mail. Indian alarm proved
to be returning Californians
Sunday, 27.
Today went fishing with
Dr and Capt. had very poor
luck went down Beaver Creek
and found nothing but
Suckers and [chuts?]
Day warm and clear
Bought rifle of Pilgrim
Monday, 28.
This morning packed up
and came with stage down
to Stonewall. Day warm.
Saw Antelopes coming down
Dr Smith and Capt [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] went home this mor
ning. find 20 men at
the post.
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August, Tuesday, 29. 1865.
This morning took three
men and went over to the
Cache Le Podre to look at an
old deserted ranch. Two of the men
went fishing and were mistaken
for Indians and fired upon by
Capt [illegible in original] party Day warm Shot
rabbitt Coach brought mail got

[Written sideways on right side of August 29 entry]

4 letters

Wednesday, 30.
This morning Capt sent down
team and tent. Coach passed
by at 9 A.M. no load.
Did nothing all day. Just
before [illegible in original] and I
went hunting and shot
rabbitt.

Thursday, 31.
Had boys haul load of wood
then sent [Calv?] to Park for
mule. Got some ammu
nition on coach this A M.
Heard Dr Smith had been
wounded by indian [illegible in original]
in fight with Indians
Day warm
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September, Friday, 1. 1865.
Coach from Dale brought
[illegible in original] and some other boys
Sent teams after boys and
spent most of day in
writing. Day warm
with shower in P M.


Saturday, 2.
Intended going to
Dale this morning but
coach arrived at one oclo
and did not go. At noon
went with three men
hunting. [illegible in original]
with [illegible in original] train arrived [illegible in original]

Sunday, 3.
This morning went with [illegible in original]
to Va Dale. Met large train of [illegible in original]
and emigrants as [illegible in original]
While there Sheeley and [illegible in original]
tents burned down destroying lots
of things. Jackson came up
with orders at 7 P.M. and
went on at 9 P.M. Day cold
Took supper at Taylor
[line illegible in original]
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September, Monday, 4. 1865.
Came back from Dale this A.M.
On the way saw five antelope
near Dead Man’s Creek. Capt
Clark went to Fort Collins
on coach. Day comfortable
After supper Keith & I took
a hunt after rabbits but
Killed none. 12 mules brought
here this PM
Tuesday, 5.
Coach went west at 2 A.M.
Changed team. Capt returned.
Received from Capt Ballard
some stationery. Today 3 men
and I went hunting but did
not kill anything. Hay
makers started to work
this A.M.
Wednesday, 6.
Coach went East this A.M.
at 9 oclock. [Hunter?] came
down and this afternoon took
a hunt. Killed nothing. saw
four black tailed Deer, no
antelope, and a Coyotte
Day very warm.
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September, Thursday, 7. 1865.
This A.M. Huston & 5
of the boys went hunting
but retd at. 10 A.M. as
coach [illegible in original] and Houston
wanted to go to Parke. [illegible in original]
and train passed with coach
Day warm. recd letter from
F.B. Clark.
Friday, 8.
This A M. Keith and
three men went hunting
and returned at 4 P.M.
[illegible in original] nothing 2 wagons
and ambulance arrived
from Ft Collins at Sundown
bringing tent for boys
Day warm, high wind

[Written sideways on right side of Sept 8 entry]

towards night

Saturday, 9.
This morning I came
up to the Dale with
Billings intending
to go back tonight
but did not on acct
of cold weather and
no escort. Day very
cold with [snow?]
towards night
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September, Sunday, 10. 1865.
Remained at Dale
today. Quite cold [illegible in original]
clear. Capt Birney [illegible in original]
about 4 P.M. and St
[illegible in original] about 6½ P.M.
Birney is on an inspect.g
tour of the different
Stations. Brought Pay Roll
Monday, 11.
Remained at Dale. work
ing on Pay Rolls this
Indian alarm about
10 A.M seven sun. Day
clear and moderate.
Coaches commence [illegible in original]
nicer daily this A.M

Tuesday, 12.
Came down with cold
this morning This P M.
Cap. [Clip?] came along
with Gov. Duryer of Utah
and camped for night
Day warm starts
letter to N Sparks
in P.M.
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September, Sunday, 10. 1865.
Remained at Dale
today. Quite cold [illegible in original]
clear. Capt Birney [illegible in original]
about 4 P.M. and St
[illegible in original] about 6½ P.M.
Birney is on an inspect.g
tour of the different
Stations. Brought Pay Roll
Monday, 11.
Remained at Dale. work
ing on Pay Rolls this
Indian alarm about
10 A.M seven sun. Day
clear and moderate.
Coaches commence [illegible in original]
nicer daily this A.M

Tuesday, 12.
Came down with cold
this morning This P M.
Cap. [Clip?] came along
with Gov. Duryer of Utah
and camped for night
Day warm starts
letter to N Sparks
in P.M.
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September, Saturday 16. 1865
This A M came home
with Lt B. [illegible in original]
order by mail also letters
from Nell and E.O. recd
letter from J N Stephens
yesterday. Day very
warm. and clear.


Sunday, 17.
Day very dull
Received no mail
Spent day in writing.
letter to Nell [illegible in original] Jarvis
[illegible in original] N Stephens & E. [O.?]
Day very warm
Looking for [illegible in original]


Monday, 18.
Day very warm
and dull. changed
tents around and
cleaned up in expecta
tion of Col Briggs
[line illegible in original]
Co “G.” arrived at 4 P
M. will [leave?] 15 me
to releive like num
ber of [mine?]
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No entries from Sept 19 through Sept 29.

September, Saturday, 30.
Left [illegible in original] Dale at 1 oclock AM
arrd at Ft. Collins 9. A.M.
Dinner at [illegible in original] trains 3 P.M.
Supper at church [illegible in original] 7 P.M
Arrive at [illegible in original] 10 " "
Put up at Fremont House

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October, Sunday, 1. 1865.
Cap Carpenter Lieut
M Naughton and Canfield
arrived today. Have
don’t nothing except
write letter to Nell
Met Cap [illegible in original] and one
[illegible in original] his crony.

Monday, 2.
Court met at 12. and
adjourned until 10 a.M tomorrow. no
business done except
to organize. Drew pay
this morning. Learned
that regt was going to
Utah. Shall muster out.

[Written sideways on right side of Oct 2 entry]

very warm.

Tuesday, 3.
Court met at 10. A.M. to
adjourn at the request of pris
until the 5th at 10 A.M.
Commenced Masters papers
today. Couple married
tonight Lady boarding
at the house. Day very warm
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October, Wednesday, 4. 1865.
Helped [illegible in original]
papers. till noon.
Day warm until
sundown when rain
storm set [in?]
very dull [illegible in original]
not [illegible in original] up town to
day
Thursday, 5.
Met at 10. & adjd till 2.
Col [illegible in original] not
2 adjd till 10 tomorrow
Bullard, Birney Pratt &
Smith got here this morn’g
Day cool from effect of storms
last night.

Friday, 6.
[C M.?] met at two A M. & adja
till Monday at 10. [illegible in original]
illness of I Cook Esq.s [illegible in original]
[illegible in original] this P M. Got letter
from Nell this morning and
answered it in P.M.
Day pleasant. Man
found drowned in Platte
this morning
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October, Saturday, 7. 1865.
Did nothing at all
today. Court did not
meet and consequently
everything dull.
Day warm



Sunday, 8.
Attended Sabbath
School at Presbyterian
Church this forenoon and
services at Methodist
church forenoon and
evening Day warm


Monday, 9.
Court met at 11. A M
don
but Mr Cook having aban^
the case adja to half past one
P.M. at which time Mr Hunt
appeared as counsel for prisoner
and asked an adjournment till
tomorrow which was granted.
Day warm Evening grow
ing cooler
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October, Tuesday, 10. 1865.
Court met this morning
when it was learned that Squires
had escaped during the night
and we had no case consequently
adjd till tomorrow. morning
rainy day cloudy and
cool.

Wednesday, 11.
Court met this morning
but having no cases to try
did nothing but adjourn
Lieut House arrived from Fort
Collins this morning after
noon. Day cool..


Thursday, 12.
Court met as usual this morn
ing and adjourned without
doing anything Mr J. [Q?] A Rollins
and [illegible in original] have been engaged
in playing billiards for 800 dollars
a game since ten oclock last
night stopping about dark. Mr
Rollins having won 7,300 dollars
Day cool but pleasant
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No entries from Oct 13 through Nov 6.

Tuesday, 7.
Started from [illegible in original]
at noon and marched
fourteen miles. Day warm
and pleasant.




Wednesday, 8.
Started at sunrise and
marched Thirty two miles
camping at Living Spring.
Day warm and pleasant
roads good saw. several
Antelope near the road
Country all prarie
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November, Thursday, 9. 1865.
Started about 7 o’clock
this morning and marched
25 miles going into
camp near the Big Wells
on the [illegible in original]
Day very warm roads
good saw large numbers of antelopes
Friday, 10.
Started at 7 oclock
and marched 18 miles
to the Junction. arriving
at noon




Saturday, 11.
Left Junction at day
light marched 28
miles and camped
at [illegible in original] Ranch
Day warm and
pleasant
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November, Sunday, 12. 1865.
Started at sun
rise and reached
valley station at
one P M and
went into camp
morning cold and
foggy Day cool

Monday, 13.
Started at daylight
and marched
to Hitemans [illegible in original]
28 miles
Day warm



Tuesday 14.
Started at usual
time marched 22
miles and camped
at Buckeye Ranch
2 miles below Jules
burg. Day warm
and pleasant.
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November, Wednesday, 15. 1865.
Marched 27 miles
camping near
Diamond Springs
2 miles below Old
California [Cooping?]
Day warm


Thursday, 16.
Marched 27 miles
and camped at
Alkali Station
Day cold and
windy



Friday, 17.
Marched [25? 28?]
miles and camped
at Fremonts Spring
3 miles below [illegible in original]
Fallin’s Bluffs
Day pleasant
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November, Saturday, 18. 1865.
ed
Command march^
32 miles reaching
Cottonwood at sun
down. Day pleasant
Stopped at Jack
Morrow’s old acquai
tance of Taylers.

Sunday, 19.
Overtook command
at Dan Smiths. 25
miles below. Cotton
wood. Day very
pleasant, Gen Wheaton
arrived at Cottonwood
this P M.

Monday, 20.
Marched 30 miles
and camped 5½
miles above Plum
Creek.
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November, Tuesday, 21. 1865.
Marched 30 miles and camped at [Towns?]
ley’s ranch ten miles
above Fort Kearney
Day clear but cool
and windy


Wednesday, 22.
Reached Fort Kearney
at noon when Gen Wheaton
told Maj Warner that he
would muster us out if the
men chose to do so and
we accordingly stopped
for that purpose [an?]
[illegible in original]
[illegible in original] mailing reply from ^
Thursday, 23.
Remained in camp all
day waiting reply from
telegram but none came
Men becoming impa
tient at losing good
weather which still
remains excellent
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November, Friday, 24. 1865.
No further news today
remained in camp






Saturday, 25.
No farther news this
morning and Maj Warner
concluded to [illegible in original] broke
camp at 2.30 PM. and
marched 9 miles to Dog
town or Valley City. Squadron
of 2nd U S.Cav. arrived at
Fort Kearney before noon
Sunday, 26.
Marched 30 miles &
camped at Elm
Creek station. This is
the same station at which we camped July 6th
Day pleasant roads
good

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November, Friday, 24. 1865.
No further news today
remained in camp






Saturday, 25.
No farther news this
morning and Maj Warner
concluded to [illegible in original] broke
camp at 2.30 PM. and
marched 9 miles to Dog
town or Valley City. Squadron
of 2nd U S.Cav. arrived at
Fort Kearney before noon
Sunday, 26.
Marched 30 miles &
camped at Elm
Creek station. This is
the same station at which we camped July 6th
Day pleasant roads
good

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November, Thursday, 30. 1865.
Left Rock Creek at day
light. marched 28 miles
and camped on Big
Blue at 3 P.M. Day very
cold, clear and windy
praries burning all
around us. Slight rain
last night. Country rolling
December, Friday, 1.
Marched 28 miles and
camped at Wild [illegible in original]. Passed
[illegible in original] Station and Ash Point today
Day Cool cloudy and very
windy. Evenings very
pleasant. Country rolling
and many settlement
along route.
Saturday, 2.
Marched 28 miles and
camped at 5 mile [House?]
on Walnut Creek. Day
Cold and hazy no wind
Passed Seneca and
[illegible in original] today
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December, Sunday, 3. 1865.
Left command before daylight
and rode into Atchison to visit
N. Sephens and arrived at
3.30 P.M. took dinner at
Lancaster House ten miles
from Atchison. Day cold
and rainy

Monday, 4.
Remained in Atchison
all day. Find Atchison
quite a busy little place
giving indications of growing
rapidly. Day cold and
uncomfortable.


Tuesday, 5.
Left Atchison at half past
ten this morning and arrived
at Ft Leavenworth at 4 P.M
g
Command in camp. morning^
fair growing cooler towards
evening with indications
of snow. Go to City in
evening. put up at Man
sion House
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December, Wednesday, 6. 1865.
Snowing this morning
return from City. and
go to work to find rooms
finally succeed and in
P.M. get started on paper
Continues snowing until
nearly night when it
turns colder.
Thursday, 7.
Last night very cold.
Work on Rolls today all
day. Day fair but
cold.




Friday, 8.
Day clear and pleasant
but cold Work on
papers all day
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December, Saturday, 9. 1865.
Still cold and un
comfortable. work on
muster out Rolls all day





Sunday, 10.
Cold and unpleasant
still work on papers
all day





Monday, 11.
The same old story
cold. and unpleasant
Papers hang on awfully
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December, Tuesday, 12. 1865
Still continue work
on papers hope to
finish tomorrow
Field and staff
mustered out today



Wednesday, 13.
Was just finishing paper
this morning when
[illegible in original] came in and
handed me an official
looking document which
I found to be a detail as [Adj?]
Went to City and got instruct
tions. from Col Darling
Thursday, 14.
Went to City this morning
and went to work on papers
for field and staff. with
[Freund?] and Jackson to
help me. Day clear and cold
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December, Friday, 15. 1865.
Regt mustered out
at. 2½ P M. today
but being busy all
day was not there
have to make out
two new rolls tonight


Saturday, 16.
Finish Rolls and have
them examined. this P
M. Go to theater this
evening [illegible in original]
as [illegible in original].
Start for Jackson
tomorrow

Sunday, 17.
Leave Fort Leavenworth
at 10 A M. and [Weston?]
at 3 P.M. reach St Joe
at dusk and leave
at 8 P.M. Cross Mo
River on [illegible in original] at Weston
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December, Thursday, 21. 1865.
Were ordered to be at
Barracks at 9. A.M. to
muster. met and recd
orders to be ready to sign
pay Rolls on Saturday
at 9. AM. but at 4 P.M.
get some of them to sign
Some officers and men gone
home. Friday, 22.
Pay Rolls all signed
and P.M.s Clerks at work
on them. say they will
pay us on Sunday
Changed to Mr [illegible in original]
boarding house and find
it an excellent change
Capt Fisher gone to Detroit
Saturday, 23.
Learned last night that
[illegible in original] had gone to Det
and that we must go there
to get recpts of non-indebt
edness. Several went
down this afternoon
but not seeing them
I did not go, Fisher
and Charley. Pratt Len
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December, Sunday, 24. 1865.
Men recd pay and
discharges before noon
and at 6 30 P.M. those
going west left town
on special train.
The others have to
wait till tomorrow.

Monday, 25.
Came home and and
just as our folks were
eating Breakfast. Go
to Buchanan and
see the folks quite
good sleighing. Ball
in town tonight

Tuesday, 26.
Started for Detroit at
7.35. this morning and
arrived at dusk Put
up at Mich Exchange
saw several of the boys
at the depot Capt
Clark was there
but did’n’t look
much for him

[Written sideways on bottom right side of Dec 26 entry]

Go to [illegible in original]
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December, Wednesday, 27. 1865.
Carpenter arrived this
morning and by [illegible in original]
of hard work we man
aged to get our pay
took supper at Capt
Fishers tonight
Day very warm

Thursday, 28.
Left Detroit at 11.-
A M. and came with
Hank to Adrian
then took five.45 train
for Jackson to meet
night express for
home

Friday, 29.
Reached Niles at 2. this
morning and after en
gaging suit of clothes
walked home reaching
here at noon. spend
evening at Mr Jarvis’s
social at [Cal Stephens?]
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December, Saturday, 30. 1865.
Went to Buch. this
morning and again
this evening. bought
a coat and cap
Day cold and cloudy



Sunday, 31.
Day cold and cloudy
stay at home and
write letters
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MEMORANDA.
Feb 6th Signed order on
Sutler for S A Crane $3.00
" O Marcott 2.00
" G H Stead 3.00
" O Hunt 2.00
" J R Fisher 2.00
" R T Streeter 2.00
" I Stout 1.00
" W Smith 2.00
" J Alexander 2.00
Feb 7 " D. Eastman 2.00
" " G A Welton 2.00
" " Wm S Page 3.00
" " Eli Bodett 1.00
8 " W S Sayres 2.00
" " " G W Fosburgh 2.00
" " " Peter Horsch 2.00
" 9 " John H Stead 2.00
" " " E Stout 200
" " " G W Hammond 1.00
" 10 " Henry Manuel 2.00
" " " D Eastman 1.00
" " " P M Fish 500
" 11 " E J Smith 500
" " " O Marcott 3.00
" 14 " N Snyder 200
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MEMORANDA.
Signed order on Sutler
for
Feb 14th D Eastman $ 1.00
" " W Smith 1.00
" " Ray F Streeter 1.00
" 17th Wm S Page 3.00
" 18th John Alexander 3.00
" " Geo A Welton 1.00
" " John H Stead 3.00
" " James Barber. 3.00
" " Eli Bodett 100
" " Z. Wiener 300
" " O Marcote 3.00
" 20th S J Smith 3.00
" " O Marcott 2.00
" " D. Eastman 2.00
" " I J Smith 3.00
" " Chester Calvin 3.00
" " N S Sayres 200
" " W Smith 1.00
" " Ray I Streeter 100
" 22nd Geo A Welton 400.
" " Henry Manuel 300
" " Wm S Page 3.00
" " John K Fisher 2.00
" 24th Ray B Streeter 1.00
" 25th Gilbert Perrine 200
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Feb 26th MEMORANDA.
Signed Order For Streeter 100.
" " " Stead .200
" " " Fisher 2.00
" " " Sayres 2.00





March 3d [illegible in original] Hanney lost horse
Sabre & Belt
and equipment ^ (played out)
March 7th Bay I Streeter abandoned
and Sabre
horse & equipments ^ (played out)
March 8th Ray T Streeter threw away
carbine and appl.. L P Harding
threw away sabre & Belt
March 9th Harding’s horse
died Wisner lost sabre and
Belt. March 10th Page abandoned
Horse Equipment and arms.
March 11 [illegible in original] lost
horse and eq. & abandoned arms
March 12th Wiener abandoned horse &
equipments March 9th Marcott abandoned
horse, equipments & arms March 13th
J Alexander abandoned horse
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MEMORANDA.
March 16th Steads horse gave out
and abandoned equipments &
Sabre. 17th Smith abandoned [illegible in original]
& equip[illegible in original] Welhan abandoned horse
and equip[illegible in original] & Sabre and Belt
Chas [illegible in original] abandoned horse [illegible in original]
& arms. Barber’s horse floundered
in North Anna. lost equip[illegible in original]
Hammond threw away sabre
and Belt
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