MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1862
Contrabands embarqued. It begins to look as though we had got to leave this
beautiful Ile I for one shall not be sorry.
Today they are
burning the buildings around Fortress Monroe, I guess skadaddle shure.
Today we were mustered for pay.
And a splendid appearance we made.
Sick, lame, halt, & blind.
The weather is fair
& hot. One year ago today I enlisted for the war. I cant say that I am sorry
But it is a poor place for a private to make money or to prepare for death.
I do not feel able
to write. guess I will let the Diary go & see if I can not stop the
No Entry 6th & 7th
Today Wickliffe sorreltop, &
Blucher left for their Regts. I am rather lonely.
Today the man in
the Corner is failing very fast - - - - - - - - - He died at 11 P. M. His
name is McComare Co H. 20th Majs, V. (Massachusetts Volunteers.)
Last night & today
it has been very rainy. It has cooled the air off very nicely.
Today Showery. To
(two) gun boats are going up to Norfolk. have seen several boat loads of
No ENTRY -12th & 13th.
Today is long to be
remembered, Mrs. Dr. Stockes & another lady came to see us, brought me some
chicken & cold mutton.
Today the weather is rather hot, but Mrs S & her friend made us another
call, chicken & hot custard & a jar of cureant (currant) jelly. bless their
kind hearts .
NO ENTRY 16th
Today our Regt was in the battle of Antetam. Henry G. Van Vlack was
No ENTRY 18th, 19th &20th
This afternoon Mr. Richs brother & Mr. Ross's brother came here to see them.
Mr. Bealey Rich of Co. A. 64th N. Y. V. died at 4 A. M. at Craney Island
NO ENTRY 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th
Today the weather is fair. At 6 P. M. Mr. Rejs (Ress?) got his discharge
papers. He feels much better. If he had not got it I fear he would have died
Today at 12 A. M. Mr. Rejs & his brother started for home. I wish them a