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DIARY OF Civil War Soldier URIAH S. BEECHLY
1864
(originally spelt "Beeghly")
Donated by descendant Marvin Beechly, ©2005

Uriah Beechly
Uriah Beechly


JANUARY 1864

FRIDAY 1
Clear & very cold - drew two pies from the sanitary commission times dull & nothing going on.

SATURDAY 2
Cold & cloudy moderating - Hunt & twelve others started for the front. times dull & money scarce.

SUNDAY 3
Cloudy with heavy snow - times dull & nothing going on worthy of note.

MONDAY 4
In camp, times dull. Weather wet & foggy with snow on the ground.

TUESDAY 5
Went to city - got boot mended, bought a pair of gloves & other notions. Weather cold & cloudy with snow.

WEDNESDAY 6
In camp - times dull. weather clear & cold with snow and ice on the ground.

THURSDAY 7
In camp, times dull. Weather cold & snowing - Received a letter from M.A.H. - it being the first one this year.

FRIDAY 8
In camp, times dull. Weather cold and snowy but moderating

SATURDAY 9
In camp Times dull. Weather moderating and thawing some

SUNDAY 10
In camp, times dull. Weather thawing and rather warm - cloudy indications of rain

MONDAY 11
In camp, times dull - had some washing done - weather fair & warm

TUESDAY 12
Went to city - re-enlisted as a quitmen. Snowed 2 rs - Times lively. Weather fair & warm.

WEDNESDAY 13
Rejoined my Reg't - Times very lively. Weather fair & warm - roads muddy

THURSDAY 14
Left Nashville for Louisville at 10 o'clock M. arrived at Louisville at 7 PM - Times lively - Weather

FRIDAY 15
Running Louisville, Times lively. Went to theatre. Weather variable.

SATURDAY 16
In Louisville, times lively - went to theatre. Weather warm & thawing.

SUNDAY 17
Crossed the river & took the cars to Indianapolis - Times lively. Weather damp & cloudy - roads muddy.

MONDAY 18
Went from Indianapolis to State line - Times lively. Weather cold & snowing.

TUESDAY 19
Left State line & went to Dixon. Times lively. Weather cold & snowing.

WEDNESDAY 20
In Dixon, Ill's - Times lively - had a good dinner by the citizens. Weather damp & snowy.

THURSDAY 21
Went to Ogle Station - AM at Billmires. Times lively. Weather mild but snowy.

FRIDAY 22
Went to Thornton & took dinner - to Hall to stay all night. Times good. Weather mild & warm - my furlough commences today & yet I had not yet got it.

SATURDAY 23
Went to Slaughters & got my furlough. Took dinner at Reubens. Went to see Grace. Times lively. Weather warm. Snow melting.

SUNDAY 24
Took dinner at Reubens - went to Mant's & to Thornton's to stay all night. times lively. Weather warm.

MONDAY 25
Went Nas from there to Mant's from there to Hattleton to stay the night. Times lively - Weather warm & thaw.

TUESDAY 26
Left Hattleton's for Dubugne Tower. Arrived at Dubugne at 9 o'clock. Stop at the Key city house - Times good. Weather warm.

WEDNESDAY 27
Left Dubugne for Waterloo - Times lively. Weather fair. Saw Martin Dot.

THURSDAY 28
Left Waterloo and went home. Found

FRIDAY 29
At home. Times good. Weather cold & cloudy with a heavy sleet & ice.

SATURDAY 30
Went to Jacob Flickingers - Times good. Weather cool & foggy.

SUNDAY 31
Went to meeting and then to town. Times good. Weather cold & snowy.

FEBRUARY 1864

MONDAY 1
Was in town. Times lively. Weather cool & snowing.

TUESDAY 2
Went to city & saw Levi Beal. Times good. Weather very cold & stormy.

WEDNESDAY 3
Went to Elias Beechley. Times good. Weather fair but cold.

THURSDAY 4
Went to Kerifs from there to visit Samuel Millers school. Times good. Weather clear but cold wind - went to see H. Longernons.

FRIDAY 5
Went to city from there to Sam Lichtys - from there to Jones Flickingers. Times good. Weather stormy.

SATURDAY 6
At J. Flickingers - Times good. Weather fair and cool.

SUNDAY 7
Went to meeting from there to Gen. Taylors - there to Sam Millers. Times good. Weather very windy & cold but clear.

MONDAY 8
Went to Mrs. J Mathias Millers from thence to Hapo - Times good. Weather clear - but a cold N.W. wind.

TUESDAY 9
At home - Times good. Weather clear with a cold N.W. wind.

WEDNESDAY 10
At home - Times good. Weather fair with a cold south east wind - copied to this date.

THURSDAY 11
Went to Berkleys Saylers & Bloughs from there to the city - Stopped at Strayers - Times good. Weather bearable with a cold north wind.

FRIDAY 12
In town. Rode my horse and went to Garvens. Times good. Weather cold & clear - got my boots ½ soled.

SATURDAY 13
In city today. Settled with Cyrus got my boots fixed - Times lively. Weather clear & warm.

SUNDAY 14
Went to meeting - gave to S.M. Miller three notes to collect - one against C. Beechly for $328.74 - one for Jones Flickinger 100 & one against M. Beechly 35. Times good weather fair.

MONDAY 15
Left Waterloo for Ogle Station. Times good. Weather variable. Snowing some this P.M. 4 o'clock. Arrived at Ogle at 11 P.M. o'clock - P.M. very cold.

TUESDAY 16
Went to Billmires. Times good. Weather very cold with a N.W. wind. Froze my ear - nose.

WEDNESDAY 17
Went to M.A. Myers. Times good. Weather very cold with a N.W. wind. Got an introduction to Elenora Herrington.

THURSDAY 18
Went to M. Billmires & to Reuben Haslemans. Times good weather very cold with N.W. wind.

FRIDAY 19
Went to Peabodys and to a party at C.C. Royces had a good time in general. Times good weather moderating with cold S.W. wind.

SATURDAY 20
Went to Nettletons and Bafres. Times good. Weather warm.

SUNDAY 21
Was at Nettletons Bafres and Hickeses. Went to meeting. Times good. Weather warm and cloudy with S.W. wind.

MONDAY 22
Went to Dixon. Times good. Weather fair & warm. Saw Mrs. Mary B. Yorty.

TUESDAY 23
In Dixon on a spree. Times good. Weather very fair & warm.

WEDNESDAY 24
In Dixon. Went to Franklin had dress parade. Times very good. Weather warm and cloudy. Call in at B.B. Higgins.

THURSDAY 25
Went from Franklin to Dixon. Times good. Weather cold, cloudy & windy with a little snow.

FRIDAY 26
In Dixon. Times good. Weather cool & cloudy with some rain and hail.

SATURDAY 27
In Dixon. Times good. Weather cool & damp & very cloudy. Called in at B.B. Higgins took supper with them and returned to the Barracks at 12 P.M.

SUNDAY 28
In Dixon. Times good. Weather cold & cloudy.

MONDAY 29
Left Dixon & went to Valparaiso and Via Chicago, Ill. Times lively. Weather cold & cloudy.

MARCH 1864

TUESDAY 1
Left Valparaiso & went to Indianapolis Via Logansport. Times good. Weather fair but cold.

WEDNESDAY 2
Arrived at Louisville at 9 A.M. Times good. Weather clear but cool. Went to the Theatre.


THURSDAY 3
Left Louisville at 3 o'clock P.M. for Nashville. Times good. Weather variable & cool.

FRIDAY 4
Arrived at Nashville at 9 A.M. in city today. Times lively. Weather fair & warm.

SATURDAY 5
In Nashville this A.M. Went to see the tomb of James K. Polk. Left for the front at 4 P.M. Times good. Weather fair but cold. Was in the state house.

SUNDAY 6
Went from Tullahoma to Chattanooga, Tenn. Times good. Weather fair and warm.

MONDAY 7
Went from Chattanooga to camp 1 ½ miles south of Rossville. Times good. Weather cloudy with some rain.

TUESDAY 8
In camp & on fatigue. Cleaned up camp ground & moved camp. Times good. Weather fair & quite warm.

WEDNESDAY 9
In camp. Times good. Weather warm & cloudy with some rain.

THURSDAY 10
In camp, H.H. Cowen sent to the hospital. Times good. Weather very warm & cloudy.

FRIDAY 11
On grand guard nothing transpiring. Times lively. Weather fair & warm with north west wind. Peach trees in bloom.

SATURDAY 12
Relieved from picket a very beautiful day. Times good. Weather fair & warm. Received a letter from my attorney at Waterloo, Iowa.

SUNDAY 13
In camp went to church. Times good. Weather fair but cool.

MONDAY 14
In camp feel sick. Times good. Weather cool & cloudy.

TUESDAY 15
In camp & tolerable. Sick. Times good. Weather cool & a very little snow.

WEDNESDAY 16
On Picket. Times good. Weather cold & snowing.

THURSDAY 17
Relieved from picket duty. Times good. Weather fair but cool. Went to the 78 Ills. Regt.

FRIDAY 18
In camp, Brigade drill. Times good. Weather fair but cool.

SATURDAY 19
In camp lying on our cans. Times good. Weather fair.

SUNDAY 20
On picket, Times good. Weather fair but cool. Feel pretty sick.

MONDAY 21
Relieved from picket. Went to see H. Cowen. Times good. Weather fair but cold.

TUESDAY 22
Rossville, Ga. In camp. Times dull. Weather cold & snowing. The snow is about 12 inches deep tonight.

WEDNESDAY 23
In camp. Times dull. Three new recruits came to the co. Weather until 8 A.M. cold & very foggy the balance of the day very fine & warm.

THURSDAY 24
In camp. Times dull. Weather warm & cloudy. Snow leaving fast.

FRIDAY 25
On picket. Snow three inches deep. Times dull. Weather damp & rainy.

SATURDAY 26
Relieved from picket. Times dull. Weather A.M. cloudy with some rain. P.M. clear & warm. E.R. Taylor returned to the Regt.

SUNDAY 27
In camp. Times good. Weather fair & warm. Had one inspection and two Regtl. Reviews.

MONDAY 28
In camp. Times dull. Weather cloudy with rain.

TUESDAY 29
On picket. Times dull. Weather cold & cloudy. Cold enough to snow in fact it did snow some.



WEDNESDAY 30
Relieved from picket. Received a letter. Times dull. Weather cold & cloudy with some snow.

THURSDAY 31
Went out on grand reviews. Were received by Gen. H. Thomas. Times are good & weather fair & warm. Got out timber to rebuild our hut.

APRIL 1864

FRIDAY 1
In camp, Rebuilt our shanty & built a fine place. Times dull. Weather cool & cloudy with some rain. Bought some paper.

SATURDAY 2
In camp on fatigue. Went for beef. Times drooping. Weather cool & cloudy. Pickled potatoes, tomatoes, sour krout, fried beef & soft cream & shoulder for supper.

SUNDAY 3
In camp on camp fatigue. Times dull. Weather warm & cloudy. Received letter from M.B.Y.

MONDAY 4
In camp. Times dull. Wrote a letter to N.B.M. at Dixon, Ills. Weather cloudy with some rain.

TUESDAY 5
In camp. Times dull. Weather warm but cloudy.

WEDNESDAY 6
In camp. Times dull. Weather fair & warm. Received a letter from Catharine Beechly of Waterloo Iowa.

THURSDAY 7
In camp. Times dull. Weather fair & warm. Nothing transpiring worthy of note.

FRIDAY 8
In camp. Times dull. Wether rainy. Received a letter from Thorton Billmire. Eat the last of the peaches that I brought from home.

SATURDAY 9
In camp. Times dull. Weather warm & rainy. Received a letter from B.E.Y. and wrote one to D. Beechly Caty Beechly and one to F. Simon.



SUNDAY 10
In camp. Times dull had inspection & dress parade. Read The Scout of the Border or Beautiful Captive of the Rebel Camp. Weather warm & cloudy with sprits of rain.

MONDAY 11
On picket. Times good. A good deal of target shooting with cannon. Weather A.M. clear & warm & pleasant P.M. warm & cloudy.

TUESDAY 12
Relieved from picket. The 92 nd Ill. Went by here for the front. Times drooping. Weather cloudy with rain. Cooper & Porter go the regt.

WEDNESDAY 13
In camp. Times rather lively. Weather fair and warm. Had battallion drill. Read Ahanos Plot.

THURSDAY 14
In camp. Times dull. Weather cool and cloudy. Read Jo David's First Client.

FRIDAY 15
On picket. Culled some flowers in Tess. Times dull. Weather cold & cloudy. H.H. cowen visited the company.

SATURDAY 16
Relieved from picket. Times dull. Weather clear but cool. Had a white frost this morning.

SUNDAY 17
In camp. Wrote a letter to B.E.Y. at Ogle Station, Ills. Times dull. Weather warm & cloudy with some rain. In Rossville, Ga.

MONDAY 18
In camp. Had co. drill. Times dull. Leidy went to Chattanooga on a detain as mechanic co.

TUESDAY 19
In camp. Lieut. Householder tied one of his men to a tree for disobeying orders. Times dull. Weather fair & windy.

WEDNESDAY 20
In camp. Had battalion drill. Eat the last of my berries that I got from Mother. Times dull. Weather fair and warm.

THURSDAY 21
On guard at the bridge. Crossed the Chicamauga river on the Ringold road. Capt. Walker in command. Times dull. Weather warm with rain.

FRIDAY 22
On guard at the Chicamauga bridge. Went out to visit some widows & orphans. Times very dull. Weather fair and quite warm. Killed a snake.

SATURDAY 23
In camp. Got relieved from bridge guard. Times lively. Weather warm & cloudy with a high wind. Some indications of rain.

SUNDAY 24
In camp. Times dull. Weather variable A.M. rainy P.M. fair and warm.

MONDAY 25
In camp. Times dull. Company drill. Weather fair and warm & C.D. Bole on picket.

TUESDAY 26
In camp. Times dull. Weather fair and quite warm. Battalion drill.

WEDNESDAY 27
In camp. Wrote a letter to Thornton Billmire and received one from M.A.M. Times dull. Weather clear & very warm.

THURSDAY 28
In camp. Times dull. Weather warm & sultry. Commenced to study Caseys Tactics.

FRIDAY 29
On camp fatigue. Covered up the sinks & also some old mules. Times lively. Fighting in front. Wrote to M.A.M. Weather fair & warm.

SATURDAY 30
In camp. Times lively. Mustered for pay and signed the pay rolls. Weather cloudy with some rain.

MAY 1864

SUNDAY 1
In camp. Times lively. Had inspection and dress parade. Weather clear & cool very comfortable. Took a dose of salts U.S. Beechly

MONDAY 2
Roll call at 5 A.M. Struck tents at 7:30. Regt fell in on color line at 8. Co. F & G were detached to guard Div. Comisary & the Regt. Marched for Ringold. Times lively. Had potatoes, butter, krout, mild, pork & coffee for dinner. Weather variable with some rain & a cold S.W. wind.



TUESDAY 3
In the old camp. Times lively. Plenty to eat & drink. Also plenty of women in camp. Times very lively. Nothing transpiring worthy of note. Wether fair with a high wind.

WEDNESDAY 4
Started for the Regt. at 7 A.M. Arrived at 1 P.M. Times lively. Weather fair mild & quite warm.

THURSDAY 5
Roll call at 4 A.M. Marched at sunrise. Went 2 miles south of Ringold & then marched back to Ringold. Turned over our Enfield & drew springfield rifles. Times lively. Weather clear and very warm. A secoy returned to the regt.

FRIDAY 6
In camp, near Ringold, Ga. Times lively. Wrote a letter to Caty Beechly and something else in her favor. Weather fair & hot. Start for Tunnel Hill in the morning.

SATURDAY 7
Roll call at 3 A.M. Marched 5:30 A.M. Skirmishing at 6:30 from line of battle at 8:30 A.M. commenced shelling the Rebs at 9 A.M. Got to Tunnel Hill at 12:00 M. Advanced about one mile & then went into camp went on picket Cletes & Jo

SUNDAY 8
On picket they threw a few shells at Rebs at 8 A.M. Skirmishes start out 10 A.M. Relvd. from post at 4 P.M. Started to charge the hill at 9 P.M. E. Fuller J. Vanness with baggae charded the hill without any loss. Saw E. Sickle Howard Hooker & Davis. Times lively. Weather hot. Went into camp sun set.

MONDAY 9
Roll call 5 A.M. Warm & foggy. Canoning on our right. 6:30 skirmishing on our left with cannoning also. Sk-ng in front 11 A.M. Heavy skirmishing 1 P.M. heavy ca-dng. Rebs replying 5 P.M. went out on line 6 P.M. heavily engaged in our front 8 men wounded.

TUESDAY 10
In camp near Tunnel Hill. Roll call 5:30 skirmishing in front 7 A.M. Canoning on left & front. 1:30 skirmishing on right heavy canoning this P.M. Rec'vd letter from Reuben. Times lively. Weather cloudy with rain on patroll tonight.

WEDNESDAY 11
In camp A.M. skirmishing along the line very heavy canoning & severe skirmishing. Times very lively. Weather cloudy with rain & quite cold. Rec-vd a letter from sarah Beechly of Waterloo, Iowa.




THURSDAY 12
Roll call 4:30 A.M. Marched at 6 to reenforce McPherson. A good candy at Buzzard Roost. Went into camp at dark to get some supper. Marched after 1 hours rest until 1 A.M. Weather fair & cool. Times lively. Dalton evacuated.

FRIDAY 13
Got up at day light & went to the Reg't. 7 A.M. got some breakfast seen Elijah Tilton, Bill Clayten & S.S. Richardson got to the Reg't Howard took 12 cannon fighting in front at 4:45 P.M. Marched on the line. Weather clear & hot.

SATURDAY 14
Got up at day light moved out on and layed there until 1 P.M. The fight then became general & very spirited & lasted until dark. Heavy loss on our side. Weather warm some rain.

SUNDAY 15
The fight opened very early this morning & became very spirited lasting until dark. Gained some on the Rebs today Sc. Times very lively. Weathe cloudy cool. Diabled some of the enemys guns.

MONDAY 16
Rebs all gone this morning. Marched back to our knapsacks. Rested a few minutes & then started for Rome. Got to camp a dark. Weather fine & warm. Country nice roads & times good.

TUESDAY 17
Got up at 4:30 A.M. Marched at 6. Cos. A & F advanced guard stopped at noon & took dinner in a door yard. Times lively. Had a fight with Herds. E.R. Taylor wounded. Weather cloudy & rainy.

WEDNESDAY 18
Got up at daylight. Put on our equipments & got break. Went into camp at 8 A.M. Took possession of Rome. Times lively. Weather warm & cloudy.

THURSDAY 19
In camp washed 2 shirts & wrote two letters to Waterloo & one to Ogle Stat. Ill. Canonading on our left. Times lively. Weather clear & very hot. Kingston taken.

FRIDAY 20
In camp. Rumor that Richmond is taken. Drew one days rations of corn mean. Cans. Come into Rome. Times lively. Weather very hot.

SATURDAY 21
In camp layed out a camp & put up our shantys & bunks. Times good. Weather fair & very hot.

SUNDAY 22
In camp. Inspection on fatigue. Drawed rations at Brigd. Tla. Ins. Went to church. Times good. Weather clear & warm.

MONDAY 23
A.M. in camp. Nothing transpiring P.M. 4 o'clock started on march. Went through Rome. Camped about 1 mile from Rome. Times good. Weather cloudy & hot.

TUESDAY 24
Got up at daylight and got ready for a march. Went 10 miles & then got dinner rested 1 ½ hours. Times very good. Weather variable with some rain.

WEDNESDAY 25
Started on to march at six A.M. Got dinner at one P.M. 6 P.M. heavy cannonading in our front & left. Times lively. Weather hot & raining.

THURSDAY 26
Got up at daylight & got breakfast & started on a march at 6 A.M. Marched 2 miles & then rested until 11 A.M. Counter marched to old camp & then took another road to Dallas at 3:30 P.M. Cdng. In front. Times lively. Weather cloudy & hot.

FRIDAY 27
Got up at daylight & drew rations & got breakfast. Received a letter from M.A.Y. & one from M.B. 5:30 A.M. fight opened with spirit lying in line of battle until 6:15 P.M. Our Regt. made connsicance to the left. Weather clear & hot.

SATURDAY 28
Got breakfast a little after daylight. Went out on the line where the 4th Corps is & then marched to the right filling a vacant gap. Not a great deal of fighting today. Weather warm.

SUNDAY 29
Went back to the brigade. A very little cannonading on our left and some skirmishing in our front. The Rebs are building a fort in our front. Weather fair & warm.

MONDAY 30
Lying in fortification today. Comparatively quite along the line. Rebs made 7 charges on our works last night on our right & left flanks being repulsed at every charge. Seen Gen. Sherman. Weather fair & hot.

TUESDAY 31
On the skirmishing line today. The Rebs are shelling our breastworks & the skirmish line. A charge on our right. A good deal of cdng. By the Rebs. Weather fair & hot.



JUNE 1864

WEDNESDAY 1
Relieved from the skirmish line at 3 A.M. Went to 3 Poplass & got breakfast and dinner. Division moved to left. Rebs in our breastwork. Relieved some other Div. A good deal of skirm. On the line. Weather fair & hot.

THURSDAY 2
Lying close behind breastworks a good deal of skirmishing in our front as well as sharp shooting P.M. very heavy rain & thunder Lightning Struck a tree 150 yds. From our Regt. 1 Man killed in Co. F.

FRIDAY 3
Behind breastworks a good deal of firing on the line. Some cannonading on the right & left of Us. We go on the Skirmishing at 8 tonight. Weather variable with some rain.

SATURDAY 4
Relieved from picket at 4 A.M. Got our breakfast at daylight. Started at Sunrise to rejoin our corps got into camp at 12 M heavy Skirm. & cdng. In front. Weather quite rainy.

SUNDAY 5
Got our breakfast a little after day light & moved out on the front line A.M. A little rainy Rebs lit out. All quite this evening. Weather fair & warm.

MONDAY 6
Got up at 3 o'clock & got our breakfast with orders to march at day light. Started about 8. Stopped at 11 to get dinner resumed our march at one to get to camp at 5 P.M. Some cdng. Weather hot & c.

TUESDAY 7
In camp today. Received one letter from D. Bone from M.B.G. from B.E.Y. one from M. Cross date of March 25th. Nothing going on consequently all quite times Good Weather variable with some rain. A horse cutting some shines.

WEDNESDAY 8
In camp. Read Any Mannering and mended My pants. Nothing Transpiring worthy of note. Everything going on Smoothly. Times good. Weather mild with some rain.

THURSDAY 9
In camp seen F.J. Brown. Wrote two letters one to M. & the other to B. Yorty. Had my hair cut. Stewed Some Sweet Apples & c. Times Lively. Weather variable with Some rain.


FRIDAY 10
Some Skirmishing in front got up at 3 o'clock & got breakfast got ready to march at 5 A.M. Went on fatigue at Hd. Qrs. Marched at 8 A.M. Went into camp at 3 P.M. Weather very heavy & rain.

SATURDAY 11
Got up at 3:30 with orders to march at daylight. Started at 10 A.M. Went into camp at 12 M. Started again at Sunset. Some cannonading along the line. Times lively. Weather cloudy with heavy rain.

SUNDAY 12
In camp near the R. Road. Skirmishing in front and cannonading on our Right and left. Drew two days rations. Times rather hard. Weather very rainy.

MONDAY 13
In camp near the R.R. Skirmishing on our left & some cannonading the Co. Went out on a Scout W.M. Robison and David Wagoner came back to the Regt. Weather cool & Rainy.

TUESDAY 14
Went on Picket & then advanced our line came back at 5 P.M. Got our things & drew Rations & then went out on the line. Leut. Gen. Polk of the rebel army was killed. Wether fair & warm.

WEDNESDAY 15
Got up at 4 A.M. layed in the Rear of some Breastworks Until 1 P.M. heavy cad-ng in our front & left. Our Reg't went out on the line. 1 man killed & six wounded. Weather variable.

THURSDAY 16
Lying in camp drew 3 days rations heavy skirmishing along the line today Also some cannonading on our right & left. Weather variable.

FRIDAY 17
In camp near the R.R. heavy canndg. On our right. The Rebs mad a charge on our left which caused heavy musketing and can-dg. Rebel deserters coming into daily. Weat-cloudy & rain.

SATURDAY 18
Lying in camp this A.M. heavy cannonading on our right lasting until after dark 6 P.M. Struck tents & moved out for a fight but fell back to Breastwork. Weather very rainy.

SUNDAY 19
Got up and found the Rebels fallen back. We struck our tents at 10 A.M. The Rebs on Kenesaw yet heavy Skirmishing along the whole line. Terrific cnds. on our right front & left AG Pirate Alabama Sunk by the Kearshed at Winslow Point. Weather very rainy.

MONDAY 20
In camp at the foot of Kenesaw Mountain more terrific cannonading I never hard also heavy Skirmishing along the line drew 3 days Rations. Weather variable with Rain.

TUESDAY 21
In camp near the Kenesaw a good deal of Skirmishing & some cannonading everything prospering favorably. Wrote a letter to Miss Malinda Cross. Weather cloudy with Rain.

WEDNESDAY 22
In camp & sick. Rebs are shelling with great spirit One man slightly wounded in our Co. Our men do not reply much. Weather fair & warm 8 P.M. going on picket.

THURSDAY 23
Went out on the line at daylight Rebs began to shell at 9:30 A.M. Keeping it up for 2 ½ hours. Our men are answering with great viggor 1 P.M. Rebs began shelling again causing our men to retalliate. It being the hardest cannonading I ever heard J. Vanness Wounded. I am quite sick. Weat. very hot.

FRIDAY 24
7 A.M. reported to the Doctor got some Salts & Quinine fell better everything very quite only a few Shots exchanged in Our front Received a letter from M.M. Harteman. Weather dry & Hot.

SATURDAY 25
In camp a good deal of cannonading & some Skirmishing along the line 2 men killed. Received a letter from Catherine Beechly got orders to march after dark. Weather clear & very hot.

SUNDAY 26
Started at 1:30 A.M. & marched to the right arriving at Sunrise. Saw a fight in the 121 O. Regt. Went to the creek and had a good wash. Had a good sleep sick with Dysentary. Weather clear & hot.

MONDAY 27
8 A.M. Started out for a big fight with cateens only. This is my birthday. Made a charge on the Rebs. Works being repulsed Our co. lost one killed - 5 wounded. Sick of war. Weather variable but very hot.

TUESDAY 28
In camp Went up to the 80th Ind. Buried Fredric Travor he was shot in the head. A good deal of Skirmishing in front & cdng. on our left. Weather clear & very hot.

WEDNESDAY 29
In camp doing nothing had an Armistice and we went and buried our dead. Drawed rations. Heavy cannonading on our left. Weather cloudy but warm.

THURSDAY 30
In camp Went out to fortify Rebs charged on us at 2 this morning which stoped our work. Had 2 men wounded Fox of Co. F & one of Co. B. A good deal of skirmishing and some cannonading. Weather Variable with rain.

JULY 1864

FRIDAY 1
In the rifle pits in front Bullets coming too close for comfort One man wounded in Co. A. Some cannonading this P.M. Weather clear & hot.

SATURDAY 2
In the front line of works the Rebs an colonists Sent a ball into the works P.M. a great deal of picket firing the Rebs. Shelling us Some Threw a solid shot into Co. A. Weather cloudy & rainy.

SUNDAY 3
Johneys all gone they had very strong works Started after them at 8 o'clock A.M. Got to Marrietta at 10 A.M. & layed over until 12 M Went to the Ga M. Academy. Went into camp 5 miles S.W. of Marrietta. Weather clear & hot.

MONDAY 4
Four miles south of Marrietta Ga. Worked in rifle pits canding on our right, left, & center also some Skirmishing 6:30 P.M. Orders to march McPhearson reported on the other side of the river. Weather variable and hot.

TEUSDAY 5
Rebs gone again got up at daylight took after them Our division to about fifty one fires today. We are 9 ½ miles north of Atlanta I could see the Steeples of the buildings. Our Co., & A & J are on the skirmishline on picket. Weather hot.

WEDNESDAY 6
On picket a good deal of firing along the line & some cannonading nothing new going on Times rather dull today Advanced the pickets some. Weather variable and hot.

THURSDAY 7
Roll call at 3 A.M. Put on our Equipments & layed down again A.M. Built fortification P.M. cooked some beans had a mess of beans for supper. Some can-ding on our right. Weather clear & hot.

FRIDAY 8
In camp, did some washing. Skirmishing along the line & some cannonading. times lively. Weather A.M. clear & hot 6 P.M. cloudy & cool with some wind.


SATURDAY 9
In camp Orderly for the Adjutant heavy fighting on our left Some cannonading in our front 6 P.M. Rebs are shelling us times ok Weather variable & hot.

SUNDAY 10
In camp Sick with ague & Rheumatis. Rebels crossed the Chattahoochee 8 mile north of Atlanta & burned the Rail Road bridge Some cannonading on our right & left. W. Cloudy & rain.

MONDAY 11
A.M. In camp Feel sick Reported to the Doctor for medicine got worse & was sent to the Division Hospital Frank Barker came up on a visit. Some cannonading & Skirmishing. W. Clear & Hot some rain.

TUESDAY 12
In 2nd Div. AC Field Hospital A.M. feel better P.M. feel a little worse Some cannonading in front One man from our Reg't admitted into our ward. W. Hot A.M. P.M. cloudy & rainy.

WEDNESDAY 13
In Hospital near Chattahoochee River feel better Light price Admitted into the Hospital Went to the Reg't on a visit Some cannonading Weather fair & hot.

THURSDAY 14
Returned to my reg't for duty Went Blackberring in the afternoon picked about 2 quarts & returned to camp. Some cannonading on our right & left Times good Weather variable with rain.

FRIDAY 15
In camp near the Chattahoochee had a good mess of berries for breakfast wrote a letter to M.A. Myers candng on our right & some on our left washed my pants W. hot & cloudy & rainy.

SATURDAY 16
In camp Inspection at 8 o'clock candng on our left & right & picket firing in our front Times lively Marching Orders Weather fair & hot

SUNDAY 17
Roll call at 3:30 A.M. Marched at 5:30 A.M. Went into camp on the east side of the R.R. & got dinner after dinner we crossed the Chattahoochee Co. F. Went on the picket line took the Rebel Rifle pits. Weather clear & hot.

MONDAY 18
A.M. on the Skirmish line got some blackberries to eat, got a few Rebels. Col. Van came along to line P.M. advanced the line Some Skirmishing & some cannonading. We are within 6 miles of At. W. Hot & rain.

TUESDAY 19
A.M. in camp times lively McCooks & Morgan in advance & fortifying Skir & cdng. In front 5 P.M. Went out on the line heavy fighting Co. A had one man wounded laying on the reserve a while then advanced & fortified. Weather hot.

WEDNESDAY 20
On the Skirmish line fired about 30 rounds at the Rebs. Heavy cannonading & muskets on our left One man wounded in Co. C. Co. J took a Rebel prisoner David Cole Sick & gone to the rear W. clear & hot.

THURSDAY 21
Behind Our Rifle pits. Rebs fell back again Pretty heavy fighting on our left Went back about 1 ½ miles to draw rations. David Cole came up again Wrote 2 letters One to S.M. & the other M.C. Weather hot & rain.

FRIDAY 22
Made an advance to within 2 ½ miles of Atlanta & forified can see the Bldgs in the city heavy cannonading on our left. Gen. McPhearson is killed the Rail R 4 miles north of city. Weather very hot.

SATURDAY 23
Completed our works & put up a traverse cut down all the bushes in front of our works. received a letter from M.B.Y. Dixon Ill. Capt. Hostetter wounded went back 1 ½ miles for beef. Weather cloudy & cool.

SUNDAY 24
Got breakfast at daylight A.M. Went on picket at 9 A.M. A good deal of picket firing & cannonading on our left & c. Plenty of Rebs in front of us Weather fair clear & very warm.

MONDAY 25
Relieved from picket at 9 A.M. Went to camp & did some sleeping Reb. Gen. Hardee reported killed Some Skirmishing & cdng. 7:30 P.M. Our men have thrown up some Signal lights drew Rations W. clear and very hot.

TUESDAY 26
Cleaned my gun this A.M. Sherman, Thomas & Palmer visited our position. Received a letter from Cathy & one form Dan Beechly heavy cadng. On left. Weather clear & hot.

WEDNESDAY 27
In camp put up a Shefing & bunk 15th - 16th & 17th corps moved to the right & made an advance at 3:30 P.M. with but little opposition saw Gen. Dodd Blair & Howard. Weather cloudy & rainy.


THURSDAY 28
Started to cook beans got marching orders Went off to the right to the river got dinner and then made an advance of about 4 miles & then marched to the left joining the extreme right heavy cd-ng. On our right Weather very hot.

FRIDAY 29
Got up at daybreak & cooked bread for breakfast. Went out on the line and relieved some Reg't this A.M. Advanced our lines this P.M. Our Reg't on the skir-line shot a rebel horse Went over the Battlefield. Rebel loss heavy. Weather very hot.

SATURDAY 30
Got up at daylight & went on the Skirmish line for my rifle and got it. Seen J.A. Logan, Howard & Sherman. Moved to the right 113 in the lead. Seen negroes & bury Rebel dead & Rebs killed a horse in our Battery. Weather very hot.

SUNDAY 31
Got up at Daylight and breakfast & started on another raid event about one mile & run on the enemy first Brig'd in the lead returned at 3 P.M. Weather A.M. very hot P.M. very heavy rain.

AUGUST 1864

MONDAY 1
In camp & on fatigue drew 3 days rations heavy cndg. On our left. Received a letter from Sarah Beechly. Times lively. Rebels throwed a 100 At us. Weather variable & rain.

TUESDAY 2
In camp do not feel very well lying low & doing nothing. Wrote letters to Sarah. Heavy cannonading on the left. Reported that our men cut the West Point R.R. Weather clear & hot.

WEDNESDAY 3
Went to the 9th & 31st Iowa. Saw Sanford Branniger Lt. Bird the 1st & 3rd Divs of our corps came to us. Times lively heavy fight on our left and very heavy shell a good deal of cndng. in our front & a few Shells throwed close to us. Weather hot & rainy.

THURSDAY 4
Got up at 2 A.M. & got breakfast with orders to march. Reg't went out on the Skir-line. I am sick with the ague heavy cannonading in our front & right Weather A.M. some rain P.M. Hot.

FRIDAY 5
Back in the old camp this A.M. Reported to the doctor heavy cannonading in our front Our men reported to be in Atlanta. Gen. Beard reported to be killed P.M. Went to the Reg's & found the boys alright. Strong gone to the Hospital. Weather cloudy & cool.

SATURDAY 6
Lying in breast works near the left Rebels shelling us very heavy this A.M. Strong returned to Reg't. Heavy cand-ng & musketing on Our left Wrote a letter to D. Beechly & received 1 from M. Myers had men wounded drew rations Weather variable with rain this P.M.

SUNDAY 7
Lying in the ditches this A.M. Rebs shelling us P.M. Advanced the lines & took two lines of Rebs Works with slight loss. Rebs shelling us very heavy. Co. F on the picket line Weather very hot.

MONDAY 8
On the picket line very heavy picket firing & cannonading one man of Co. D 78 Ills. Shot in arm in our pit explosion of a Rebel caison by our men. Relieved by the 113 Ohio. Weather cloudy & Rainy.

TUESDAY 9
In camp at our old works. The Rebs are Shelling us some Drew rations also beef. Very heavy picket fire kept up all day with what results I do not know. Weather cloudy & rainy.

WEDNESDAY 10
In camp and on fatigue very heavy cannonading & skirmishing in our front. Rebs shelling us some But our men firing 3 shots to their one. We are going out to Relieve 78th Weather cloudy & c.

THURSDAY 11
In the 78th rifle pits Co. A on the skirmish line. Charles Slocum shot through the face and 2 Battery boys wounded. Our men shelling the Rebs. But they do not replyCo. H on picket tonight Weather hot & rain.

FRIDAY 12
Relieved this morning at day light Went back to the old works & got breakfast & then marched to the right & relieved some of the 23 AC Ben Wolf wounded Wrote a letter to M. Myers. A good deal of cdng & skirm. Weather hot & a little hot & rain.

SATURDAY 13
In camp skirmish in front a negro wounded in our Brigade Jim richardson was here. Reported that Mobile is taken had a smoke Weather fair & hot.

SUNDAY 14
In camp went to the 78th to hear a Sermon Preached and am also reading the trials & Triumps of G. W. Henry Some skirm. And cdng to day Weather very hot & rain



MONDAY 15
In camp reading Geo. W. Henry & some picket firing & some cadng Slaughter here on a visit mended my pants Jack Gull out on a Raid & C weather hot & rainy.

TUESDAY 16
In camp some of our boys went on picket & some a foraging Jacob Van Nefs detailed a Strecher bearer of the 34th finished reading G.W. Henry picket firing Weather very hot & clear.

WEDNESDAY 17
In camp got up at the call for breakfast One man killed in 113 O. Carried Geo. W. Henry's book to Co. C. P.M. Went to Co. C and had a big talk Rebs Shelling us Some pkt. Firing W. hot & clear.

THURSDAY 18
In camp, Times lively Rebs made a charge on our left 3 men from Our Co. Sent to the Rear Skirmish in our front. Weather very hot Drew rations.

FRIDAY 19
got up at 3 A.M. & marched about ¾ of a mile to the right into the works that the 53rd Ohio built there. Regmt gone to the right on a Scout heavy cdng. On our left Weather hot & rain.

SATURDAY 20
Started out on the line at 4 A.M. Stopped in the same place we did yesterday Our men went on to the W. R.R. & cut it. Mail came in got no letter Weather cloudy & rainy

SUNDAY 21
Went on picket at day light Sold a pen to H. Heath for $5.50 & pocket book & comb to A.W. and for $2.90. Some cdng on our left 3 slaves joined our Div. Got Dinner & Sup. In camp. Weather cloudy with rain.

MONDAY 22
Relieved from picket at daylight slept this fore noon Leut. Slaughter came back to the Co. got a not of A.W. and for 8 dols. Weather fair & warm.

TUESDAY 23
Orderly for the Adjutant carried an order around prohibiting officers of bet. Reg'ts that went home on furlough to be mustered out Cdng on our left Weather cool clear & pleasant.

WEDNESDAY 24
In camp Took a good wash John Wiley came back to the Co. drew 4 days rations Mail came in but no letter for me. Weather hot & sultry.


THURSDAY 25
In camp cooked some beans & got my hair cut No mail Reported that the Rebs. Are leaving Atlanta Some cannonading on our left. Weather variable & hot

FRIDAY 26
On picket went out at 4 A.M. Went in for breakfast also for dinner & supper. Received a letter from G.D. Burton. A good deal of cannonading on our left Weather warm & very heavy rain.

SATURDAY 27
Fell back from our main works 1 ½ miles. The Rebs following up our Reg't on the skirmish line got up to Reg't at 12 m. Heavy cdng. On our left Co. A shot a Reb Weather clear & Hot

SUNDAY 28
Revilee at 3 A.M. Marched at 4 taking a Southern direction Stopped a little while at Red Mine. Seen Sherman & Davis. Fixed a bridge 1 man killed 1 wounded in 121 O. Crossed the West Point & Atlanta RR 13 miles from A. Weather hot.

MONDAY 29
In camp East of West Point 78 Ills. Went on a Scout drew 3 days rations had a chill & was excused from Piclet Had a mess of corn for dinner 34th on picket tearing up W.P.RR. Weather fair & hot.

TUESDAY 30
Got up at 4 A.M. Marched at 6:35 A.M. Marching toward the Macon R.R. Stoped at 10 A.M. cooked dinner Went into camp at 4 P.M. cannonading on our right Received a letter from Cathy & Some paper & envelopes from Mother. Weather clear & very hot.

WEDNESDAY 31
Roll call at 4 A.M. with orders to march I went for beef and while I was after beef the boys started on the march Started after the Reg't at 12 m Atlanta said to be in our hands. Weather clear & hot.

SEPTEMBER 1864

THURSDAY 1
Started on a march at 10 A.M. Went into the fight at 4 P.M. our Brigd. Captured 6 guns Right Slightly wounded captured 1 gen. 4500 prisoners Weather Hot Our Reg't lost 4 men killed & 6 or 8 wounded it being at Jonesboro.

FRIDAY 2
Drew Rations & run some Artillery back to the rear Rebs Are all gone Our Gen. Slocum took Atlanta and we took Jonesboro heavy cannonading in front. Weather clear & hot.


SATURDAY 3
Lying in camp at Jonesboro, Ga. Our men following up the Rebs. Saw 70 Rebs that just came in heavy cdng in our front Times very lively & gleeful Weather clear & hot.

SUNDAY 4
In camp at Jonesboro. The 3rd Brigd. Started back with the prisoners to Atlanta I made a visit to town & to the Reb. Hospital Dyke Johnson left the Co. this morning Some cdng. In front. Weather fair & hot.

MONDAY 5
Went out on the field of Battle & after I got back to the Co. I had to go on picket Chas. Butterfield & Frost had a quarrel Nothing going on Some cdng. In front Weather hot & Some rain

TUESDAY 6
Drove out the picket post in the ground and went back to camp left Jonesboro at 12 m. fell back about 1 mile from town & formed a line & going into camp the Rebs. followed the 14th Mich. Reg't in & Killpatrick took 300 prisoners Weather cool & rain.

WEDNESDAY 7
Got up at 2 A.M. Started to fall back at daylight Some Skirmishing passed through rough & ready marching about 1 mile east of that place & camped & mail came in drew beef. Weather cool & cloudy.

THURSDAY 8
Got up at 4 A.M. got breakfast then marched to the rear and formed a line got into camp at 2 P.M. C.D. Taylor and Gen. D. Richardson came to the c. Preparationing to go out gone into permanent camp. Weather cool & cloudy.

FRIDAY 9
got up at Daylight & had Roll call. Carried some rails before breakfast to fix a tent was on fatigue at Brigade Hd. Was policing & building Shade Weather clear & hot.

SATURDAY 10
Went after boards to the city. Tore down a house & found a gun Secreted in it. Made a table & worked Some at my tent & c. Went to the Fort & Seen the big gun. Weather clear & very warm.

SUNDAY 11
Roll call at daylight Went to cleaning guns for Inspection Were inspected at 9 A.M. & after inspection I wrote five letters to various persons everything quite Weather clear and very warm.




MONDAY 12
Roll call at daylight Davis Cole & I went to the crick & washed all our duds Wm. & Emory Newcomers came back to the Co. to be mustered out which was done at 6 P.M. Weather fair & Hot

TUESDAY 13
Roll call at daylight Started on picket at 7 A.M. Relieved the 14th Michigan Everything quite Received a letter from Dixon, Ills. Dull & lonesome picketing. Times dull weather clear & very hot.

WEDNESDAY 14
Relieved from picket by the 86 Ills. Got to camp cooked breakfast & then peas for dinner Cleaned my gun in the afternoon W.D. Frost Struck a one armed man Major Miller a citizen. Weather Fair & Hot.

THURSDAY 15
Roll call at the usual hours. Polished the streets & cooked breakfast. Getting ready soon after for Brigd. Inspection which takes place at 8 A.M. Polished parade ground in the P.M. Drew some Fish. C. Fish & Willey had a fuss. Weather clear & Hot.

FRIDAY 16
All quite in camp today. Newton Wright and I went to the Butcher yd. & ground our hatchets & c got some leaves for my belt Times lively Weather hot & clear.

SATURDAY 17
Roll call at the usual hour Major Woodcock is here from 92nd Reg't. Also Frosts Brother & Butterfields brothers. Times dull as usual Weather variable with indications of rain.

SUNDAY 18
Roll call at the usual hour Inspection at 9 A.M. Strong Hardesty & Porter went to the 4th Corps and Moats & Gill went to Atlanta. Times as usual Received a letter & ans. The Same. Weather rainy

MONDAY 19
Roll call at the usual hour Some of the Non Veterans were mustered out. Co. Desk came up W.D. Frost & Jony Staples went to city. Weather fair, cool and pleasant.

TUESDAY 20
Roll call at the usual hour. David Cole & I went to Atlanta this A.M. Returned at 10 A.M. Drawed a pair of drawers that were sent to us by the Honorable Joseph Slaughter. Weather variable with rain.

WEDNESDAY 21
Roll call at the usual hour Went on fatigue put a floor into the Colonels Tent on guard tonight Weather very heavy rain.

THURSDAY 22
Roll call at the usual hour Got at breakfast Co. Drill this A.M. & also in the afternoon. Weather cloudy with heavy rain.

FRIDAY 23
In camp Went to division Hdqrs. To get mustered in as a veteran but failed to get mustered Times lively Weather rainy

SATURDAY 24
In camp nothing going on Capt. U.G.Gallion returned to the Reg't Well & fat Times quite lively Weather inclined to be cool yet pleasant.

SUNDAY 25
In camp had Reg't inspection & drew five days rations but no pork yet Times good Weather fair but cool Wrote a letter to Noah Billmire at Empire Prarie, Mo.

MONDAY 26
Roll call at the usual hour got some quinine for the ague & c. was excused from duty had Brigade Inspection 1 Div. Of the 16th A.C. went north Times lively Weather cool & pleasant

TUESDAY 27
In camp polishing the Streets this A.M. got mustered into the Service as a Vet. This P.M. and also had company drill Times lively Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY 28
On picket duty fell in on the color line at 7:30 A.M. relieved the 14th Mich. Got marching orders relieved from duty at 11 P.M. Times lively Weather cloudy with Rain

THURSDAY 29
Started for Atlanta at 6 A.M. arriving there at 8. Run all through town 41 R.R. tracks in the round house Left Atlanta at 6 P.M. on the cars Weather fair & hot

FRIDAY 30
On the cars arrived at Chattanooga at 12 M. left at 1:30 P.M. arrived at Stevens at 6 P.M. Seen Harry Cowen at Bridgeport Times good Weather clear & hot

OCTOBER 1864

SATURDAY 1
At Steveson, Ala. left Steveson at 10 A.M. for Huntsville, Ala. arriving there at 7 P.M. everything going off right Times lively Weather variable with rain.

SUNDAY 2
At Huntsville, Ala. run through the city Very nice place went out into camp this A.M. Started for Athens at 7 P.M. Times lively Weather Showering.
MONDAY 3
In the cars this A.M. fixed the R.R. Arrived within 2 miles of Athens & then marched to the town the 34th as Provost guards Times lively Weather very Rainy

TUESDAY 4
Started for Florence at daylight Our Brig'd in the lead passed camp Lincoln Crossed Elk River at 5 P.M. Went into camp at Rogersville, Ala. Weather quite Rainy

WEDNESDAY 5
Started at daylight again & marched until dark going into camp at Shoal Creek. Very heavy rain this P.M. Roads very muddy Drew 3 days rations

THURSDAY 6
Started our Reg't & 78 Ills back 3 miles to protect the flank& rear had a very good time Went to a house & Seen a very pretty girl got plenty of beans Weather fair & hot.

FRIDAY 7
Broke up camp 7 miles east of Florence at 4 P.M. CO. A & F on picket drew 2 days rations Times lively Weather clear & very hot.

SATURDAY 8
On picket at Florence Ala. hear some cannd. Up the river Div. had grand Review in Florence. Had plenty of sweet potatoes. Mats ordered to Report at Div. Hd. Ins. Weather clear & hot.

SUNDAY 9
Relieved from picket at 11 A.M. went to camp & got dinner & then wrote 2 letters. 5 of Co. C Boys Sent to Provost Marshal Times lively Weather clear & hot

MONDAY 10
Revilee at 4 A.M. Started for Athens at 6 A.M. Marched 12 miles & got dinner & then marched about 8 miles more & went into camp for the night Weather clear & Hot.

TUESDAY 11
Revilee at 4 A.M. marched at 6 A.M. Our Reg't in the lead of the Brigade Stoped at Elk River & got dinner then crossed and marched close to the camp where we stoped June 2626/CS. Times lively Weather fair & hot.

WEDNESDAY 12
Started at 7 A.M. arrived at Athens at 10 A.M. and Went into camp 1 ½ miles east of the place. Rec. a letter from Geo. Burton Drew rations Weather variable with some rain. Reg't Wood Died.




THURSDAY 13
Started for the Depot at 12 M Started for Chattanooga, Tenn. at 2:30 P.M. 1 car run off the track at the big bend on Decatur Junction. No damage done Times good Weather warm

FRIDAY 14
Arrived at Chattanooga at 11 A.M. Nothing going on of note. Rebs. reported to be at Dalton, Ga. Received 2 large mails Times lively Weather fair and Warm

SATURDAY 15
In camp this A.M. near the R.R. Went up to the 4th Corps & run Across F.E. Wickmire Went back to the Reg't & they had moved up the R.R. Times lively Weather cloudy cool & rain Drew Shoes & Socks.

SUNDAY 16
got up at Daylight & got Breakfast & got ready to march at 7 A.M. Went down to the Depot & then came back again got Some coffee Shugar & Tee from F.E. Wickmire Seen Taylor & Secoy Times good Weather fair & warm

MONDAY 17
In camp near Chattanooga, Ten. had orders to march at daylight but it was countermanded. Drew Beef & Soft bread nothing going on worthy of note Times lively Weather cool & pleasant Some cloudy

TUESDAY 18
Started for Gordons Mills at 6 A.M. arrived there at 1:30 P.M. Our Brigd in the lead Non-commissioned Staff was paid off got their Bounty. Times lively Weather fair & hot

WEDNESDAY 19
Left Gordons Mills at 7 A.M. for Lafayette. Arriving at the place at 4:30 P.M. got some apples to eat pretty fair country & good looking women neat & lively Times lively & good Weather fair & warm

THURSDAY 20
Left Lafayette at 6 A.M. Rome marched until 11 A.M. and then got dinner took up our line of march at 1 P.M. for Broomtown Valley going a northerly direction arrived in the Valley at 4 P.M. Weather hot.

FRIDAY 21
Started from Broomtown Valley at 6 A.M. Marched west 1 mile & then South Went into camp for dinner at Alpine Rec'd a letter from W.M. Mort & then marched 10 miles & went into camp Weather clear & Hot

SATURDAY 22
Started at Six A.M. to rejoin our corps got to the 4th corps & Stacked arms Started from there at 11 A.M. & marched one mile & then went into camp Weather fair & warm.

SUNDAY 23
Detailed to go for forage Went out about 15 miles & got back at night with a few irish Potatoes & a piece of pork & a few peanuts Weather fair & warm

MONDAY 24
In camp nothing going on worthy of note Cap't Dexter was here cooked a mess of beans for dinner G.C. Moats is sick reported that Sheridan whiped Longstreet Times lively Weather clear & hot

TUESDAY 25
In camp layed out camp & moved our tents Drew Some Corn meal put a main Spring into my gun Nothing going on times lively Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY 26
Started to go foraging at 8 A.M. went 7 miles to Davis X road got Some Sweet & irish potatoes Beans & Rye got home after dark Nothing going on Times lively Weather cloudy & warm

THURSDAY 27
Lying in camp cooking Sweet Potatoes & Beans and eating them & drinking tea & cold water Col. Van & the Dr. had a Spat nothing going on times lively Weather A.M. rainy P.M. High wind

FRIDAY 28
In camp this A.M. cooked Irish potatoes for dinner Broke up camp at Gayesville, Ala. at 2 P.M. & started for rome, Ga. marched 7 miles & then went into camp Co. A & F on picket Weather warm.

SATURDAY 29
Relieved from picket at 4:30 & Started right off on a march marched 11 miles & then got dinner after that we went to within 1 ½ miles of Rome & then went into camp Gen. Ransom Died on the march Weather hot

SUNDAY 30
In camp today went up on the hill with Fish to see Some Refugee girls that are going to Ills. Had election in our Reg't Co. F all for Abe that voted Mail come in Times lively Weather fair & warm

MONDAY 31
In camp nothing doing this A.M. Nevada admitted into the union as a free State. 121 had a fight a drunken office & private Drew rations Weather fair & warm Times good




NOVEMBER 1864

TUESDAY 1
Revilee at 3 A.M. Marched at 5:30 A.M. Went through Rome at daylight got to Kingston at 3:30 P.M. Went into camp & signed the payroll Times lively Weather cool & cloudy with some rain in the evening got 8 letters

WEDNESDAY 2
In camp doing nothing but keeping up fire Times look gloomy Received letter & some writing paper & envelopes The weather is cold & Disagreeable high wind & a good Deal of Rain Drew rations

THURSDAY 3
In camp commenced to pat the Reg'g Went up into the timber & built a big fire to warm by as the weather is cold & Damp 6:30 P.M. our Co. fell in for pay I drew 200 80/100 Dols Times good

FRIDAY 4
In camp doing nothing as the weather is too disagreeable Went & drew beef collected 13.20 cts from the boys & c Times lively Weather cold cloudy and raining

SATURDAY 5
In camp very busy as I have a good many letters to write, wrote 6 letters & exchanged a legal tender One hundred Dol. Bill off for a coupon Bond. Times lively Weather fair & pleasant.

SUNDAY 6
In camp doing nothing cooked Some vegetables for dinner Subscribed for the Army Herald Also received a letter from M.B.Y. Times lively John Fletcher Started to Hospital Weather cold, windy & rain

MONDAY 7
In camp cleaned my gun for inspection Wrote 2 letters Sent 150 dols. To Cathy Beechly by Cap't Simon Dexter Cap't U.G.Gallion came back from Ata. A citizen as well as Van Tassell Weather cloudy & rain Rebel congress meets quit Smoking

TUESDAY 8
Revilee at 4 A.M. marched at 6 for Cartersville arrived there at 1:30 P.M. Col. Vantassell went home. times lively Weather cloudy with rain Presidential election today Lincoln elected by 50,000 majority



WEDNESDAY 9
In camp doing nothing Report that Lincoln & Johnson carried every State in the Union Times good Weather cold & cloudy with rain

THURSDAY 10
in camp had inspection & orders read that Leiut. Thompson was Adjt. And also that we should not go to town without a pass Drew Rations Times good Weather cool & clear

FRIDAY 11
In camp went over to the Fort & got me a tin cup & cleaned my gun Inspection at 2 P.M. Walker Promoted to Major & Slaughter & Frost Promoted Times lively Weather Fair & clear

SATURDAY 12
In camp mended my pants & coat Turned my gun over & got D. Coles got marching orders I drew 3 days rations Cos I & C on picket Mail came in Times lively Weather fair & warm

SUNDAY 13
Broke up camp and Started across the Etawee river 2 miles Below Catersville Cross on the R.R. Bridge Our Brgd. Destroyed 5 miles of R.R. which took until sunset & then marched 7 miles & went into camp at Actworthat 8 P.M. Times lively Weather fair & cool but pleasant

MONDAY 14
Broke up camp at 6 & Started for Atlanta passed Lookout Kenesaw Mountain at 12 M. Went about 2 miles South of Marrietta & got dinner Started again at 2 P.M. & marched close to the Chattachoochee going into camp at dark Weather pleasant Traded my Shoes for a pair of boots paying 4 dols.

TUESDAY 15
Revilee at 4 A.M. marched at 6 crossed the Chattahoochee at 8:30 A.M. marched to Atlanta & got dinner & then went out into camp got a letter Drew clothing & rations Seen Dike & Jake Went to Atlanta to see the fire Weather cloudy

WEDNESDAY 16
Started from Atlanta at 11 A.M. Started out on the Augusta road Went through Decatur at 3:30 P.M. Our Reg't leading the Division passed to the right of Stone Mt. Desolved partnership with John & Wiley Times good Weather fair & warm

THURSDAY 17
Started at 7 A.M. 34th Train guard and passed through Lithrine at 3 P.M. Went into camp at Coniers after dark 1 family burned out at Lithrine Nothing transpired worthy of note Times good Weather warm & fair


FRIDAY 18
Started at 6 A.M. Moats & 6 men rear guard got a mess of peas for dinner Went through Coniers at day light crossed Yellow River at 8:30 Went through Covington at 11 A.M. Stoped for dinner Burn R.R. crossed Alcove R. at night Weather cloudy & hot.

SATURDAY 19
Started at daylight out foraging for Brig'g 3 men wounded Captured 3 mules & 4 horses & a wagon & then started for Brid'g. Went through Sandtown at 3 P.M. Stoped about four miles in the rear of Div. All night. Weather cloudy with rain

SUNDAY 20
got up at daylight & started for the Reg't came up with the Div. in time to turn over our Team & forage cooked our breakfast & then Started again Went to Eatonton Mills guarded a house Weather cloudy & warm

MONDAY 21
Started at Six A.M. got to camp Reg't had gone Started after them caught up while they were getting dinner Started after dinner & marched 2 ½ miles & went into camp Weather cool & raining all day Our men are in Milledgville.

TUESDAY 22
Lying in camp today while 1st & 3rd Divl. are passing us We are 16 miles from Milledgenville, ga. Times lively Weather cold, cloudy & Snowing Some

WEDNESDAY 23
got up at 3 A.M. & got breakfast Started on the march at 6 marched 6 miles & Stoped for dinner Then marched to within two miles of Milledgenville & camped close to the R.R. Weather cloudy & rain

THURSDAY 24
Revilee at 4 went Scouting went back to Westovers had a little Skirmish got back at 10 & Started on march got into Milledgenville at 12 M. Was at the State House & States prison Went into camp at dark Train guard Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY 25
Started at Six marched 10 miles & then got dinner Started at 1 P.M. Went through a bad Swamp Seen Some rice grow 9 of our boys Killed by the Bushwhackers Weather fair & warm

SATURDAY 26
Started on the march at daylight marched 2 ½ miles & then run on the Rebs Our Brig'd lost one man Killed & 1 wounded Captured a Rebel flag in Sandersville got a blue pencil Our Reg't on picket Weather fair & warm



SUNDAY 27
Started on the march at 6 M. Fell out and got Some Sweet Potatoes for dinner Jack Vanness bought a turkey for 50 cts. Stoped for dinner & then marched to within 9 miles of Louisville & then went into camp for the night Weather fair

MONDAY 28
Started at daylight our Reg't in the lead of Brig'd I am on a forage detail got to Rockcomfort Creek at 10 A.M. Crossed the creek at 12 M & went into Louisville got flour & meal & my dinner also 4 chickens on picket Weather fair & warm

TUESDAY 29
On picket at Louisville ga. Went to town nothing going on killed some hogs & being very fat too much so for our own good 20th crops crossed the River Weather fair & warm.

WEDNESDAY 30
Relieved from out post & went on to the reserve at 8 A.M. 113th had a fight with the Rebs killed 13 Rebs had 3 men wounded nothing going on times good Weather fair & warm

DECEMBER 1864

THURSDAY 1
got up & cooked breakfast & Killed a hog got orders to march at 8 A.M. but did not get away from Louisville until 11 A.M. Mettlan marched 12 miles & went into camp for the night Times good Weather hot & cloudy

FRIDAY 2
Revilee at 4 A.M. 34th Started out in the lead & fixed Some road until we came to cross & then we were relieved by the 14th Mich. Co. A & F. filed of to the right of the road & then cross over Started out as the train guard at 2:30 P.M. got into camp at 12 n. Weather very warm & cloudy

SATURDAY 3
got up at 4 A.M. & got breakfast Started off at 7 train guard again today crossed Buckhead Creek at 11 A.M. Marched on the flank nothing going on Times lively Weather warm & cloudy Read Merry's Balloon Travels

SUNDAY 4
Revilee at 4 A.M. Started at 5 A.M. passed 1st Div. Crossed the Waynesboro & Augusta R.R. at 7:30 A.M. heavy candng & musktng on our left Went into camp at 4 P.M. on picket Weather fair & warm.

MONDAY 5
got up at 4 A.M. got breakfast train guard in rear of train Started out of camp at 11:30 A.M. Passed to the left of Sylvania Stoped for dinner at 3 P.M. got into camp at 8:30 Weather fair & hot

TUESDAY 6
got up at 4 Started at 6:30 A.M. Started & found the Road Blockaded Our brigd. In the center & along with the train. Stoped to make coffee at 2:30 P.M. Went into camp at 7 Weather Warm & cloudy

WEDNESDAY 7
got up at 4 & marched at 6 A.M. found the Road blockaded at 2 places Went into camp for dinner at 12. 34th fixed road Went into camp at Sunset 27 miles from Savannah Weather A.M. rainy P.M. clear & hot

THURSDAY 8
got up at Daylight & got Breakfast Started out at 11 A.M. heard cndng. in the Direction of Savannah marched 7 miles & counter marched 3 Went into camp Fort green Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY 9
Started out at 7 A.M. Went back to the Ebineezer Church that gen. Green used for a Hospital in the Revolutionary War & also went into Ft. green that he built the Church was built in 1769 Run on the Rebs they killed the Lieut. Of our Battery 14 miles from S.W. cloudy

SATURDAY 10
Started from the camp at 7A.M. 34th and Pioneers due down the Rebel Fort & then Company F. went out as advance guard Went 4 miles & run on to the 20th Corps heavy cdng at Savannah went into camp at the 10 mile house Weather cloudy with Some rain

SUNDAY 11
got up at daylight Marched at 8 A.M. Went out on the front line & relieved the 11th Iowa of the 17th Corps Rebs threw 8 Shots at us 32 pounders lying between 2 Rail Roads Weather quite cool

MONDAY 12
Lying behind works in front of Savannah this A.M. Moved to the right at 3 P.M. Rebels throwing Some Shells to the Right of us Captured a transport laden with hand Bread Weather clear & cold

TUESDAY 13
got up at Daylight & got breakfast Ft. McAlister taken on our right & with Small loss bought a revolver & porter for 8 dols drew 2 hard tac for 3 days Very little to eat Weather fair & warm.

WEDNESDAY 14
got up at the usual hour cdng on our right & left hulled a mess of rice & cooked it nothing going on worthy of note Times rather hard & c Weather fair & Pleasant


THURSDAY 15
got up at the usual hour & got breakfast Some cdng. & Musktry foragers brought us in Some Potatoes Gull & Wiley came back to the co & Staples went in their Stead Went on picket W. fair

FRIDAY 16
On picket at the Canal Some cdng on right & left of us Rebels Shelling the pickets this P.M. Steel came back to the Reg't Times good Weather fair & warm Relieved at dark by 78

SATURDAY 17
In camp today cleaned our guns for inspection Mail came in this P.M. Very heavy cannonading on our Right Supposed to be at Ft. Jackson Drew potatoes & rice Weather hot

SUNDAY 18
In camp had inspection at 9 A.M. Warner Staples came back to the co. & our Negros Sent to Brigd Hdqrs Wrote 3 letters Times good Dred Poted Weather fair & warm

MONDAY 19
In camp wrote a letter & fixed a coat for Ben Robison Some cannonading on our left Times good Weather clear & hot

TUESDAY 20
In camp nothing going on except Some cannonading on our left & Right Feel a little Sick times good Weather warm & cloudy

WEDNESDAY 21
In camp with orders to march at a moments notice Rebels all gone & our men in Savannah Drew beef & other Rations Times good Weather A.M. Rainy P.M. clear & cool

THURSDAY 22
got up at 5 A.M. moved camp across the canal and to within 2 miles of the city Fixing up camp & our Shantys a boat came in Times lively Weather cold & disagreeable to be out

FRIDAY 23
In camp polished the street and fixed out tent a little more & c Report that Thomas used up old wood at Nashville, Tenn. Times good Weather cold ice ¼ of an inch thick this A.M.

SATURDAY 24
got up at usual hour & got breakfast fell in on the color line at 6:30 for picket Started for the line at 9 A.M. Dug a mess of Sweet potatoes for dinner 3 Reb cannon the line Times good Weather cool ice an inch thick


SUNDAY 25
got up at 6 A.M. & went to the reserve and got breakfast which consisted of hard tack coffee & a piece of raw pork for dinner Rice beef & coffee Supper the same got to camp at 12 n received 2 letters one from C.M. Hicks Weather cool cloudy with a little Rain

MONDAY 26
In camp cleaned my gun this A.M. Preparitory for review 2:30 P.M. had Reg't Review Everything going off well Times lively Weather damp cloudy & warm

TUESDAY 27
got up at 4 A.M. Stacked arms on the color line at 7:30 Started for Savannah on a grand Review at 9 formed on Liberty Street at 10 Marched through Price Bay & West Broad Sts. Times good Weather fair

WEDNESDAY 28
got up at daylight and cooked breakfast & then went to the city Seen Gen. Pulaski monument & was in the park at the Fountain & Down on the Levee a fine city Times good Weather variable with rain.

THURSDAY 29
In camp Wrote a letter to C. M. Hicks at Ogle Station, Ills. Blockade runner Rebecca Hertz droped anchor in the River at Savannah Had a mess of fresh Oysters for Supper Weather clear and cool

FRIDAY 30
In camp Received a letter from M.A. Myers J. Banness went after oysters But came home without any Went to 1st Brigd Hd.Qrs & fetched a load of rails times good Weather fair

SATURDAY 31
In camp was mustered for pay this A.M. Company F. got 25 Bushels Oysters had a mess of them for Supper Drew rations this P.M. Times good Weather cool rain & Disagreeable


MEMORANDA
Of letter written & Sent in 186 day
Jan 3d. To Reg't to Wm D. f-t.
" 4th to M.A.M. at Ogle Station
" 8th to M.A.H.
20th to C.B. Waterloo Iowa
Dracylon plaster for Sorenel Bed






MEMORANDA
The mortal remains of James Knox Polk, are resting in the vault Beneth, He was born Mecklenburg, County, North Caroline, and emigrated with his father Samuel Polk to Tennessee in 1806. The beauty of virtue was illustrated in his life; the excellence of Christianity was exemplified in his Death.
His life was devoted to the public Service. He was elevated Successively to the first places in the State and Federal government; a member of the general assembly A member of congress and Chairman of the most important congressional committees Speaker of the House of Representatives; governor of Tennessee to President of the United States.
By his public policy he defined, established and extended the boundaries of His Country.
He planted the laws of the American Union on the Shores of the Pacific. His influence and his councel tended to organize the National Treasury on the principles of the constitution, and to apply the rule of Freedom to Navigation, Trade and Industry.
James Knox Polk 10th President of the U.S. Born Nov. 2nd 1785 Died June 15, 1843


CORRESPONDENCE
Jonas Flickinger Waterloo, Iowa
John Cross Waterloo, Iowa
M.A. Myers Ogle Station, Ills.
M. Billmire " "
C.M. Hicks " "
C. Beechly Waterloo, Iowa
Miss Caroline Miller X
" Mary Yorty
" Barbara Yorty
" Nalinda Cross
" M.A. Harleman
Hanna Bass X


The Steamer Star of the West fired into by the batteries in Charleston Harbor Jan. 9th 1861


Sam'l M. Miller
Sarah Beechly
Thornton Billmire
Reuben Harleman
Rufus Bass
Geo. T. burton
Wm. Mort
David Beechly
Noah Billmire
Andrew Nicely
Daniel Beechly
D.C. Myers
F. Strayer
Cyrus Beechly
Michael Beechly


The person that finds this Should I loose it would confer a favor By returning it to U.S. Beechly Co. F. 34th Ills. Vol. 2nd Div. Div 14 A.C. or Miss Catherine Beechly at Waterloo Blackhawk Cos. Iowa

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