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Diary of Civil War Soldier Uriah S. Beechly

Uriah Beechly
(originally spelt "Beeghly")
Donated by descendant Marvin Beechly, ©2005


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25 killed & died in Co F 34 Ill
(32 something unreadable)
32 mustered out

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U S Beechly
Co F 34th
Ills. V. V.

 SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 1865.

In Camp, Inspection at 9 A.M.Eating Oysters & having a good Time. Sold my ring for 1 dol. Slacked arms on the color line at 5 P.M. Times good. Weather Clear & Cool

MONDAY 2

Reveille at 6 A.M. After breakfast I went to the Roundhouse at Savannah and got a piece of iron for an arch in a fireplace Raised our tent & built a fireplace bought a pack of Envelopes for 60 cts. Times good. Weather fair.

TUESDAY 3

Reveille & Rollcall at 6 A.M. Cleaned up the Street & our tent this A.M.Went to City this P.M. bought articles to the amt. of 4 75/100 Dols Times good. Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1865.

Reveille at 5 A.M. Started out on a guard Detail went 8 miles from Camp on the Coast R.R. to guard Cattle Co. A & F on Picket Co. F at the Potter farm on the Savannah river Some Cang. N.E. of us Times good. Weather fair & hot

THURSDAY 5

Went up to the upper mill Seen a negro 80 years old & a native of Africa also a negress 100 ys. old. Relieved at 12.30 went to the lower mill & Stoped 1 hour & then went to Camp arriving at Camp at 4 P.M. Times lively. Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY 6

Reveille at 6 A.M. Looked over Some papers And wrote a letter to M. A. Myers nothing going on. Times as usual. Weather variable will rain

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1865.

Reveille at the usual hour On a detail. Went to Potters farm got there at 11:30 A.M. Calked a boat & Launched it but it leaked So that we could not use it Started to Camp 1 hour by Sun got in at 6:30 P.M. Times good. Weather Cool & windy

SUNDAY 8

In Camp Roll Call at the usual hour. Cleared my gun for Inspection which came off at 9 A.M. Stacked our guns on the Color line After inspection got up Some wood. Nothing going on worthy of note. Times as usual. Weather Cloudy with a Cold wind

MONDAY 9

Reveille at 5 A.M. went to work on the fortifications at the City Commenced work at 8 A.M. Went to City in P.M. Bought rice for 2 $ & bread for & 1. Started home at 4 P.M. I was in the Cemetry Times good. Weather Cloudy with rain

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1865.

In Camp Reveille at the usual hour Nothing going on. Times as usual Recd 5-0 cts from D Cole. Weather Dark Dismal and very heavy rain

WEDNESDAY 11

In Camp Roll call at the usual hour Drew Clothing I drew 15 - 04/100 Dols Worth Bought A gold pen for $3. Times Lively. Weather Cloudy & cool.

THURSDAY 12

Reveille at the usual hour Started to move Camp at 9 A.M. at the City on fatigue put up our tent & built a fine place & Some bunks Times good bought a Silver ring for 3 Dols. Sold pens & holder for 20 cts. Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1865.

In Camp & on fatigue Put up our Bunks so (?) Nothing going one except fixing up our New Camp Times As usual gnab (?) rice & coffee. Weather fair and warm.

SATURDAY 14

In Camp got Some moss for a bed and some wood went to City and bought a diary & can of peaches & some corn bread Times good ec (?) gallion Came to the Co. Weather fair & Clear

SUNDAY 15

Sundays roll call at 5 A.M. Went to work on the fortifications at 6:45 A.M. Worked 4 hours & then quit went to City in the evening to Church Times good. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1865.

In Camp wrote two letters & got my shirt & pants washed got orders to march Sent my old diary home Posted my new diary Times good. Weather fair & warm

TUESDAY 17

In Camp on fatigue Drew rations Renched my back got orders to leave on a raid every thing going on right every one in town was examined by the board of Surgeons in regard to my back. Times good & lively. Weather Fair & warm

WEDNESDAY 18

Roll call at the usual hour reported to the Dr and got Some linament for my back Seen Bill Clayter xe. (?) Went to City in the afternoon got the news that Ft Fisher is taken with 76 guns & 1780 prisoners. Times lively. Weather fair & warm.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1865.

In Camp Regiment went on picket at 8 A.M. I was excused by the Dr. on account of my back there was a Salute of 38 guns fired in honor of late victories Report current that Wilmington & Charleston are taken. Times good. Weather Cloudy & very rainy

FRIDAY 20

Left Savannah at 10 AM. on an other campaign Started up the Ga. Central R.R. Went 8 miles & then went into Camp for the night J Choats on a Detail as pioneer (maybe prisoner ?) rail came in but nothing for Co F. Times pretty rough, Weather Cloudy with very heavy rain all day.

SATURDAY 21

In Camp, eight miles from Savannah Received a letter from S. N. (?) Miller Nothing going on. Times dull. Weather Dark gloomy and heavy rain nearly all day. Report that Jno Fletcher is dead

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 1865.

In Camp eight miles N. W. of Savannah Nothing going on. Wrote two letters one to Sam'l. M. (or N.) Miller & the other to Bruce & Preston Washington DC. Times rather gloomy .Weather A.M. Cloudy P.M. cloudy with rain

MONDAY 23

In the Same old mud hole or camp yet nothing going on every thing quiet Sent the mail off Official reports of Fort Fisher 72 cannon and 2500 prisoners Yankee Colburn returned to Co A & Luient Fuller to Co I. Times good. Weather Variable

TUESDAY 24

In Camp at the eight mile post on the Lousville road. Nothing going on Cleaned my gun. All quiet in front. Times as usual. Weather clear but rather cool wind.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1865.

Started on the march at 7 A.M. Marching on the LouisvilleRoad toward Springfield Marched about 16 miles & then went into camp for the night. Sold my Ring to J B Taylor for $5- next pay day Times good. Weather fair but cold. Roads pretty good

THURSDAY 26

Reveille at 5 A.M. marched at 7.30 2nd Brigd in the rear Went into camp at 4 P.M. At Springfield 3rd Brigd had a skirmish with the Rebs Drew three days rations Times good. Weather fair but cold Roads pretty bad

FRIDAY 27

Reveille at 5 A.M. marched at 7 A.M. After marching 2 ½ miles we had to wade the Ebineezer river about 150 yds. wide the water being very cold & from 2 to 3 feet deep. After crossing we marched 2 ½ miles & went into camp for the night. Times good. Weather clear but cold. Ice1 inch thick. Roads good

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1865.

Reveille at 5.30 A.M. and marched at 8 A.M. 2nd Brigd. in the lead Went into camp 2 miles above Sisters Ferry Nothing going on worthy of note. Times good. Weather fair but cold. Roads good

SUNDAY 29

Reveille at the usual hour cut some wood & got it up ground the Morgan axe Fletcher went out to forrage & got Some beef. Times as usual. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY 30

Reveille at the usual hour nothing going on got Some wood up & after supper I went to the 92 Ills. had a good time in general Dike Johnson got mustered out of the Service. Times good. Weather fair & warm

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1865.

In Camp at the Ferry (crossing?) Dike Johnson Started home this morning Uggalion (?) was here Some of our boys were over with the 92 Ills Some of them were here Co D came back to the Regt this PM washed my shirt & drawers & went for beef. Weather fair & warm

 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Went down to the Ferry this A M. Seen Gens. Slocum Davis & Beard. Two boats came in while I was at the river. Got back to Camp at 12 M. Some of the 92 Ills here. Times lively. Weather fair & quite hot. Some cand-ng up the river Savannah

THURSDAY 2

Reveille at the usual hour I was detailed to go for beef Mail Came in I got 4 letters and a photograph also 1 paper & a package nothing going on otherwise. Boys all feel well. Times good. Weather cloudy but quite warm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1865.

Reveille at the usual hour In Camp Wrote a letter to M. B. Y. nothing going on Times as usual. Weather cloudy with Some rain got up Some wood

SATURDAY 4

Reveille at the usual hour after Breakfast cleaned our guns (two letters?) Regt-mtl Inspection at 3 P.M. got order to be ready to march (same two letters thought to be crossing?) mail came in. Times good. Weather A.M. cloudy with Some rain PM Clear & hot

SUNDAY 5

Reveille at the usual hour got orders to march at 1 P.M. But the 34" went on picket to cover the crossing of the troops & train J Veinness (?) killed a Sheep for Supper. 6 men Detailed for foragers. Times good. Weather AM Some rain P.M. Clear & hot

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1865.

On picket troops all across the river except our Regt. & 5 Cos. of the 59th Ind. Passed away the time reading novels. Times dull & gloomy. Weather cold & rainy

TUESDAY 7

On picket reading novels to pass away time 5 men & two non commish went down to the river to guard the road crossed the river at 10 P.M. Drew clothing and received mail recd 1 letter from T Billmire & 1 from Caty Beechly. Times dull. Weather Cool & rainy

WEDNESDAY 8

Reveile at 5 AM marched at 7 Stoped at 10 AM and built Some Corduroy road Went into Camp at 3 Oclock in the afternoon at Milford 7 miles from Sisters Ferry. Times good. Weather Warm & cloudy

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1865.

Reveile at 5 A.M. marched at 7 marched 12 miles and then took dinner Started at 1 PM & marched 11 miles & went into Camp for the night at 5 P.M. Times good with plenty of Sweet potatoes. Weather Variable & cold

FRIDAY 10

Reveille at 5 A.M. marched at 7 A.M. our Brigd train guard got into Camp at dark Passed Reb. Gen. Green & plantation & the Widelow (?) Irvin's also the Irvington Mills Times good forrage plenty. Weather fair & warm. marched 20 miles

SATURDAY 11

Reveille at the usual hour marched at 6.30 A.M. marched 5 miles & then layed over about 3 hours Started again at 1 P.M. & marched through Barnwell at 3.43 P.M. Went into Camp at 5 P.M. 4 miles from town Times good. Weather fair & warm marched 12 miles

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1865.

Reveille at the usual hour marched at 6.30 A.M. 34th Liis leading the Division fixed Some road a.m. passed through Williston on the Charleston & Augusta rail Road at 10:30 A.M. recd 1 20' for dinner Went into Camp at the South Edisto River marched 17 miles Weather fair.

MONDAY 13

Got up at 7 A.M. Started on the march at 11 A.M. 2nd Brigd. in the rear of the Div Crossed the South Edisto river & marched about 7 miles & then went into Camp for the night. Drew 1 days Rations. Weather fair but cold

TUESDAY 14

Roll call at 4 A.M. marched at 6 A.M. Crossed the North Edisto river at 10.30 A.M. Stoped at the river for dinner Started out at 1 P.M. & marched 10 miles Camped within 18 miles of Columbia S.C. marched 19 miles. Weather rainy Some candng on our right

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1865.

Reveille at 5 A.M. marched at 7.30 Started back & took a right hand road Some skirmishing with Wheelers Cavalry Stoped 40' for dinner marched 18 miles & then went into Camp near Lexington for the night. Weather cloudy & warm

THURSDAY 16

Reveille at 4 A.M. marched at 6 A.M. Went through Lexington S.C. at 8 A.M. marched 8 miles & went into Camp for dinner & then countermarched 4 miles & went into Camp for the night. Some cdng & musketry. Weather fair & hot marched 14 miles

FRIDAY 17

Reveille at 4 A.M. marched at 6 A.M. Crossed the Saluda river at 8 A.M. Stoped 1 hour for dinner marched again at 1 P.M. Went into camp for the night within 1 mile of Broad river. captured Some horses & mules. Weather very pleasant & warm marched 18 miles. Columbia ocupied by the yanks

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1865.

Reveille at the usual hour Crosssed Broad river at 7.30 A.M. Went foraging captured 2 Rebs also a lot of horses and mules 2 of Co. As boys captured Comp A & F Went out on a Scout Brgd moved out on the line & fortified Rebs crossing above us. marched Some 8 miles. Weather is fair

SUNDAY 19

Reville at 5 A.M. marched at 7 A.M. marched 3 miles & then went into Camp Went down on the R.R. & burned it. It being 4 miles. Nothing going on marched 11 miles this day. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY 20

Reveille at 5 AM marched at 7 am rear of the whole train Went into Camp at 1 P.M. Went back after Sweet potatoes & corn marched 6 miles Times good. Weather fair & very hot. Roads hilly

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1865.

Reveille at 5 AM marched at 10 A.M. marched within 5 miles of Winnsborro & then countermarched & took a left hand road Went into Camp for the night at 5 P.M. the left Wing & Co A in picket Times good. Weather fair & hot m. 14 ms

WEDNESDAY 22

Reveille at 4 A.M. marched at 6 A.M. Struck the S.C. Central R.R. at Winsborro left the R.R. at White oak Station & took the Camden road. Went into Camp for the night at 1 P.M. Weather cloudy & cool marched 8 miles

THURSDAY 23

Reveille at 5 A.M. Started to march at 8 A.M. train guard got into Camp at 9 P.M. Roads bad and Weather Rainy. H Clark Came back yesterday. marched 10 miles

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1865.

Reveille at 5 AM marched at 7 A.M. Crossed over the Wateree River & went up a large hill Fixed Some road Roads bad. Weather Rainy. Marched 4 miles one man killed in the 13th (maybe 113th?) Ohio

SATURDAY 25

Went out to build Corduroy Road at 6 A.M. Went back to the big hill at the Wateree River Regt. lying in Camp Went back to Camp at noon. Roads very bad. Weather Rainy (?)

SUNDAY 26

Reveille at 4 A.M. Regt went out on fatigue to build road I got my shoe mended (?) Foragers came in. Weather AM cloudy P.M. Clear & hot

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1865.

Reveille at 5 AM In Camp nothing going on Worthy of note. Times dull. Weather Cloudy with rain

TUESDAY 28

Reveille at 5 A.M. marched at 12 M. Fixed Road (?) Marched 6 miles & then went into Camp for the night. Times Dull. had a chill. Roads very muddy. Weather Cloudy with Some rain. Drew 1 days Rations to last ten 251 miles from Savannah (last part written in pencil/same author)

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

Reveille at 4 A.M. marched at 6 A.M. had the cramp in my stomach went back to the ambulance & rode in it. Stoped 1 hour for dinner. Times dull. Roads bad. Weather cool & cloudy with a little Rain. marched 22 miles

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1865.

Reveille at 5 marched at 7 A.M. Train guard With the Supply train. Drove team a while. Went into Camp at 7 P.M. Weather rainy. Roads bad. marched 12 miles

FRIDAY 3

Reveille at 4 marched at 6 AM Stoped 40' for dinner. Roads Sandy. Went through Tarahaw. Weather Rainy. Times good. marched 18 miles

SATURDAY 4

Reveille at 4 marched at 6 AM. Crossed over into North Carolina at 8 A.M. into Ansere Co. Stoped 1 hour for dinner Crossed back into South Carolina again at 2 P.M. Lincoln and Johnson Inaugurated. Went into Camp on the great Pedee at P.M. Weather Rainy. marched 16 miles

SUNDAY, MARCH5, 1865.

Lying in Camp 9 miles above Cheraw close to the N.C. line Some Cdng on our right. Washed my clothes. Co D had a fight Fisticuff Bill Lone was knocked down three times commenced to put in the Bridge. Weather fair but Cool.

MONDAY 6

Got up to breakfast after daylight. Seen highreim Edmonds of the 92nd Ills. Putting in the Pontoons nothing going on. heard a heavy Explosion down the river. Times as usual. Weather cloudy & cool

TUESDAY 7

In Camp Struck tents at 12 M. Crossed the great Pedee at 7.30 PM nine miles above Cheraw marched two miles & went into camp. Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1865.

Reveille at 4 marched at 6 AM. Train guard lost my gold pen. marched 22 miles. Heavy rain all day thoroughly wet. Roads bad. got into Camp at 9 P.M.

THURSDAY 9

Reveille at 4 A.M. marched at 6. Stoped one hour for dinner. heavy rain all day. Went into Camp at dark marched 20 miles 363 miles (last part written in pencil/same author)

FRIDAY 10

Reveille at 4 marched at 6 AM many (heavy?) cdng. On our left our Brgd. Went to reenforce Killpatric Who had a fight with Dick Taylor marched 23 miles got into Camp at 9 P.M. Some rain. Killpatrcks loss was 300 killed wounded & Prisoners

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1865.

Reveille at the usual hour 34th & 78th Ills left camp at 11 am Rear guard in rear Sat whole rain (very faint print) marched 11 miles Went into Camp at 7 P.M. on picket 2 ½ miles west of Fayetteville N.C. 14th Conns took the town. Weather fair & warm

SUNDAY 12

Relieved from picket at 8 AM. Went to Camp. Wrote two letters & Sent them off Struck tents at dark and marched through Fayetteville Crossed the Tapefear (?) River marched 3 miles & went into Camp Weather fair 400 miles from Savannah Georgia (last part written in pencil/same author)

MONDAY 13

Struck tents at 6 A.M. marched 2 miles & went into Camp. nothing going on. Times good. Weather fair & warm

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1865.

In Camp, Two miles north west of Fayetteville N. C. UG Gallion was here. Reported that Richmond is evacuated & Lee gone to East Tenn. Received Some N.Y. papers in Camp Weather variable with Rain

WEDNESDAY 15

Started on the march at 9 A.M. Started out on the Raleigh Road Some cdng. on our Right. Weather rainy marched 12 miles

THURSDAY 16

Marched at 6 A.M. marched 6 miles & then went on the Skirmishline J.H. Gull & D Merrick were killed & J Blanchard & C Taylor wounded in Co F E Palmer Saml. Miller & Caughman were wounded in Co A Weather Rainy

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1865.

Went out & burried J H Gull and David Merrick, and then went back to Camp Started to march at 11 A.M. marched 2 miles miles & got dinner Started at 2 P.M. & marched 7 miles wading four Streams. Ervin Palmer died of his wound St Patricks day. Weather fair & warm. marched 9 miles

SATURDAY 18

Marched at daylight running on to the Rebs after marching 10 miles 34th on the Skirmishline advanced about 2 miles & drove them out of their position & then Stoped the remainder of the day 34 on picket plenty of meat. Within 25 miles of Goldsborro. Weather fair & warm

SUNDAY 19

Reveille at 4.30 a.m. Marched at 8 A.M. heavy skirmishing in our front & Some candng. Marched up where the 1st Div was engaged & formed a line on the left hand side of the road 1st Div was repulsed being flanked on the left Changed front on 10(?) Co. Threw up light works when Hokes Div. Charged our Brigade we repulsed them in galant Style & heavy loss casults. Co. F N.W.Wright killed wounded L S Ellis mortally A Fish & J B Taylor Slightly. Co F captured 12 prisoners lost 27 men in the Regt. marched 6 miles. Weather Clear & very hot. Bought a ring from a Reb of the 27th ga. For 25 cts said to come from Ft Sumter S.C.

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1865.

Advanced the Skirmishline in the morning. Sent L S Ellis to the Hoptl. Burried N.W. Wright. 12 M. Changed direction & advanced the lines to the first line of the Rebs work they having fell back during the night to their second line Alb. Hardesty & D. Cole came back to the Co. drew 2 days rations tack & coffee. Weather fair & hot. Skir. And Cdng

TUESDAY 21

Lying in our works A Hardesty & By Taylor went back to the Hospital. L.S. Ellis still alive went back to the Dr. to get Some Quinine for D. Cole moved to the front & built an other line of works. Heavy Skir. & Some cdng. & musktry on our right. one man of the 108 wounded on the Skr. line. Weather very rainy all day

WEDNESDAY 22

Rebs are all gone this morning at daylight. marched out into an open field & Slacked arms Started at 11 A.M. for Goldsborro. Seen Some Buffaloes marched 10 miles & then went into Camp for the night close to the Neuse River where the 24th Corps lay in Camp Seen UG Gallion. Weather clear & cool & very windy

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1865.

Started On the march at 7 A.M. Crossed the Neuse River at 9 A.M. 20 minutes for dinner. Passed through Goldsborro on Review at 4 P.M. Went out into Camp 1 1/2 miles East of town Seen Orin Hurod(?) marched 13 miles. Weather clear but very windy From Savannnah ga to Goldsborro NC 470 ms (last part written in pencil/same author)

FRIDAY 24

In Camp. Moved our tents on the line. On fatigue duty. Porter went out to forrage. L S Ellis Still alive. Weather clear & cold with high wind

SATURDAY 25

Went to town to See L. S. Ellis. he is irrational & very delirious. nothin going on. Lt. Col. Ege. Lt Payne Chas Slocum and Mose Delph got back to the Regt. Weather cold & windy

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 1865.

Reveille at 2 A.M. 34th Regt went out with the forrage train. Had 2 men wounded by the Rebs. Got back at 2 P.M. Reccd. Mail & drew Rations. Weather cool.

MONDAY 27

In Camp. got out timber for a hut & carried it up to Camp. Drew Clothing & Received mail. Weather Clear & warm

TUESDAY 28

In Camp. Built our Shanty and also Bunks to Sleep on. L. S. Ellis dead, died at 2 this morning. nothing going on unusual Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29,1865.

In Camp built a table & wrote four letters. Drew 5 days Rations. Times good. Weather inclined to be a little rainy

THURSDAY 30

On Picket nothing going on. Received a letter from Waterloo Iowa. Folks all right. Weather Rainy

FRIDAY 31

Relieved from Picket at nine A.M. Very Severe attack of the Rheumatis. Weather cool & cloudy

 SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1865.

Reported to the Dr. and got Some quinine. Went over to Div. Hd. Qrs. and got mustered as Vet. Vol. Rheumatis very Severe Slaughter got a leave of absence for 30 days. mail came in. Drew 1 unlined blouse 1 Shirt & 2 pr. Socks. Weather fair & warm.

SUNDAY 2

In Camp, Rheumatis very Severe Reported to the Dr. Nothing unusual going on Agt(?) Weld & Lt Thompson Started home. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY 3

Reveille at 5 A.M. Co. drill at 8 Recall at 9 Battallion drill at 1 P.M. Recall at 2. Rheumatis a little better. Weather fair & warm

TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1865.

Reveille at the Stated hour Drill as usual. Caps. Slaughter & Walker & also Frank Barker Started home on leaves of Absence. Weather warm

WEDNESDAY 5

In Camp Rheumatis are getting Some better But not well yet by a good deal. got Some Calomel & Salt to take. Weather fair & warm

THURSDAY 6

In Camp Rheumatis very Severe So that I can hardly get around. Brigade fell in & had a dispatch read that Richmond & Petersburg were taken & 25000 prisoners also 500 guns & A P Hill killed. Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1865.

In Camp, taking Quinine for the Rheu. Nothing going on the fall of Richmond Confirmed Weather fair & warm

SATURDAY 8

In Camp Nothing going on. Times as usual. Weather fair & warm

SUNDAY 9

Went down on the River Bottom with Sam Avry & got me a horse The boys made a charge on the Sutler. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1865.

Marched at 5 A.M. Run on the Rebs had 2 men killed & 3 wounded in our Brigd Marched 13 miles & went into Camp for the night at a mile on the Raleigh Road. Weather Rainy all day. Riding my old horse

TUESDAY 11

Reveille at 5 A.M. 3d Div took the lead They had a little Skirmish this morning marched 11 miles & went into Camp at Smithfield N.C. Roads fair. Weather warm & a little Showery

WEDNESDAY 12

Started on the march at 12 M. Crossed the Neuse River at Smithfield went into Camp at night near Clayton. Gov. Vance came down to Surrender Raleigh got the news that Lee Surrendered to Grant on the 9th. Marched 10 miles Weather fair & very hot

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1865.

Started to march at 6 A.M. Went through Clayton and also through Raleigh the Capital of N.C. Avery nice little City. 34th lead the Div. Weather Cloudy with rain. Marched 16 miles Goldsborro to Raleigh 50 ms. (last part written in pencil/same author)

FRIDAY 14

Started out on the Haywood road 34th train guard marched 18 miles & went into Camp at Jones Cross roads. Weather fair & Hot. President A. Lincoln & Secratary Wm H Seward Assassinated. Mornful to tell & a very heavy loss to the nation

SATURDAY 15

Reveille at 3 A.M. marched at 5. Marched 16 miles. Weather AM very heavy rain P.M. cloudy & hot. Lt Horner of Co. H got killed by the Rebs & one other man wounded. Report that Johnson Surrendered to Sherman in Camp on the Capefear river

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 1865.

In Camp On the Capefear River 50 miles above Fayetteville. Nothing going on. Had A Shave. Weather fair & warm. 34 miles from Raleigh to Eavens ferry on Capefear River (last part written in pencil/same author)

MONDAY 17

In Camp on the Capefear River. Nothing going on. an other report that Johnson has Surrendered. Times dull. Weather clear & hot.

TUESDAY 18

Sad, Sad, news mingled in with the Surrender which is the assassination of Lincoln & Seward. Our Nation has Sustained a loss that is irreparable & it casts a deep gloom uppon the hearts of the Soldiers. It Sounds in my ears nearly as bad as if it were the Death knell of our nation. Still in Camp on Capefear. Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1865.

In Camp yet at Evans ferry on the Capefear River. Nothing going on. Mail came in Received a letter from Iowa Times good. Weather fair & hot.

THURSDAY 20

In Camp at the Ferry. Had orders read that hostilities were Suspended from the Potomac to the Rio Grand Rivers. Times lively. Weather fair & hot

FRIDAY 21

Marched from the Ferry to Holly Spring Starting at 5.30 AM and getting into Camp at 12 M. Mail came in. Weather variable with Some rain & very hot. marched 14 miles

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1865.

In Camp moved our tent & wrote two letters. Washed my shirt (?). Weather hot

SUNDAY 23

In Camp Nothing going on. W F Williams came back to the Co & we also got a new recruit by the name of Konklin. Times Dull. Weather clear & hot.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1865.

In Camp. Played a few games of Chess with E G Staples. Had orders to march but it was counter manded. Times dull. Weather clear & hot

WEDNESDAY 26

In Camp & playing Chess Nystrong returned to the Co Reported that Jo Johnson surrendered 36000 men to Sherman. Times dull. Weather fair & warm

THURSDAY 27

In Camp. got Some more Recruits for the Regt. playing Chess again took a Staven wash. It is Officially announced that Jo Johnson Surrendered all the forces east of the Mississippi to Sherman this morning. Times Jubilant. Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1865.

In Camp. posted my diary nothing going on worthy of note. Had dress parade & Received marching orders. Times lively. Weather variable with Some rain

SATURDAY 29

Reveille at 3.30 A.M. marched at 5 AM Went into Camp at 1 P.M. close to the R.R. rail came in. Times as usual. Plucked Some flowers. Weather hot & Sultry with Some rain Marched 12 miles

SUNDAY 30

In Camp Were mustered for pay at 8 A.M. Went to preaching. Had Brigade drill this afternoon Lt Frost went to Raleigh plucked a flower in Camp it being 10 miles west of Raleigh NC & the point from whence we Start for Richmond Va. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY, MAY 1, 1865.

Broke up Camp at Morrisville N.C. 12 miles West of Raleigh at 3.30 A.M. and marched enrout for Richmond Va. Stoped one hour for dinner. Crossed the Neuse river at 3.30 P.M. Co F on Picket. Weather fair & warm marched 22 miles

TUESDAY 2

Resumed the march at 5 A.M. 34th Ills. leads the Div. Crossed Tar River at 10 30 a.m. One hour for dinner arrived at Oxford N.C. at 3 P.M. 34th on guard duty in town. Bought 2 Dols worth of Tobacco. Weather fair & hot. Marched 21 miles

WEDNESDAY 3

Left Oxford at 5 A.M. Marched to where the Brigd had Camped before the train had all moved out 34th train guard & in Rear of the Div. Passed the 20th Corps in the evening Crossed into Mecklenburg Co Va at 5.45 P.M. Camped within 7 miles of Boydton Va. good roads & Splendid Country. Weather fair & hot. Marched 22 miles

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1865.

Marched at 4 A.M. Crossed the Roanoak River at Daylight and went throug Boydton at 8 A.M. Went into Camp at Maherrin R. Drew 3 days Rations Fair Weather for Marching had a little rain after we got into Camp. Marched 24 miles

FRIDAY 5

Started at 5 A.M. Went through Lunenburg C.N. at 8 A.M. 1 hour for dinner Passed the Nodaway Falls at 3'30 P.M. Camped on 4 mile creek 4 miles from Nodaway Ch. Weather A.M. Rainy PM clear & very hot. marched 25 miles.

SATURDAY 6

Marched at 5 AM Passed throug Nodaway at 8 A.M. 1 hour for dinner Resumed the march at 1 P.M. Went into Camp on the Appomattoc R. at 8 P.M. Weather fair & hot marched 32 miles

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1865.

Marched at 5 A.M. 1 hour for dinner Went into Camp 4 ½ miles South of Richmond at 5'30 P.M. Weather Fair & warm. marched 25 miles. Drew Rations.

MONDAY 8

In Camp. Moved our tent on the line Strong & Avry came up Drew Rations & whiskey the boys in Co A are pretty tight & noisy. Wrote a letter (?) Weather very hot.

TUESDAY 9

In Camp to day cleaned my gun Orders to Start for Washington to morrow. Bought an Ink Stand for twenty five cts. Nothing going on. Weather cloudy with Some rain

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1865.

In Camp, nothing going on. Mail came in. Times dull. Weather Cloudy with a little rain

THURSDAY 11

Broke up Camp at 7 AM & marched enroute for Washington. Went through the City of Richmond on Review Camped within 3 miles of Hanover C.H.on the 7 day Battle field fought by little Mc. Weather very hot. Rain in the evening. marched 21 miles

FRIDAY 12

Marched at 12 M. 34th Ills. train guard Went through Hanover C.H.(crossed out) Crossed the Pamaunkey River marched 10 miles Weather fair & cool

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1865.

In Camp. nothing going on. Mail came in. Times dull. Weather cool & cloudy with a little rain (all previous lines crossed out/looks like a mistaken entry for May 10) Marched at 7. 1 hour for dinner Resumed the march at 1 P.M. Passed Shermans Hd. Qrs. the Gen. looks well Weath. Clear & hot. marched 23 miles

SUNDAY 14

Broke up Camp at 7 A.M. And Started at 7.30 nothing transpiring along the road 1 hour for dinner. Went into Camp at 5 P.M. Weather fair & hot. marched 21 miles

MONDAY 15

Started on the march at 6'30 A.M. Marched through a picturesque Country the Blue mountains looming up on our left & front in grand Sublimity their grand peaks almost reaching the asure Sky Crossed the (Rappahance / crossed out) Rapidan at Racoon pond. Weather fair & very hot. marched 17 miles

TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1865.

Marched at 7 AM. one hour for dinner. Passed through a Beautiful Country Weather very hot & fair. marched 21 miles

WEDNESDAY 17

Marched at 4.50 AM Waded 3 Streams Stoped 1 ½ hours for dinner. Passed Manassas junction Camped on the Bull run Battlefield. Weather hot marched 26 miles

THURSDAY 18

Co A. F. D. & I Safe guards Started at 4 A.M. Passed through Fairfax Va. Camped within 8 miles of Alexandria Va. got into Camp for the night at 1 P.M. Drew Rations. Weather A.M. Clear & very hot PM Rain & cool. Marched 15 miles

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1865.

Started to march at 8 A.M. waded another Stream Went into Camp on a high hill 3 miles west of Alexandria Va. Weather damp & Rainy Marched 7 miles

SATURDAY 20

In Camp. Capt Slaughter & Maj(?) Walker got back to their Command E.R. Taylor & A.J. Secoy Rejoined us again & Christie Christian & Taylor. moved our tents. Weather Rainy

SUNDAY 21

In Camp Recd.' A lot of new Recruits 14 for Co. F. Weather rainy

MONDAY, MAY 22, 1865.

In Camp Drew Clothing 1 pr pants 1 shirt 2 pr Socks & one haver Sack. Nothing going on. Weather variable and hot

TUESDAY 23

In Camp. Steel Vanness & Butterfield appointed Corpls. The Army of the Potomac is getting Reviewed to day. Weather favorable for the Same as it is Some what cool

WEDNESDAY 24

Started to the City of Washington on a grand Review at 6 A.M. Wentered the City via long bridge marched Md Avenue. Round the Capital Building Thence down Pa. Avenue to the white house Crossed the Pontoon bridge & Returned to Camp marched 16 miles Weather fair but warm

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1865.

Broke up Camp at 6 A.M. Moved Camp Starting at 12 M. Crossed the long bridge which is 1 mile long marched through the City went into Camp 2 ½ miles north of the City lost my Ft Sumter Ring. Weather clear & warm. marched 12 miles

FRIDAY 26

Went to Washington was in the Patent(?) office. Bought a mess of Fish for 75 cts. Weather Rainy all day.

SATURDAY 27

Went to City with Capt Slaughter. Drew my back pay & bounty. Paid out 3 Dols for our Dinners. Weather cool & cloudy with Some rain

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 1865.

Went over to the 15th Corps loaned to Sgt Sanford Brenninger five dols. Paid to Joseph Wolf 5 dols in favor of Benjamin Wolf Weather Clear & hot

MONDAY 29

Went to City with J.C. Moats Visited the Capitol P.M. In Camp & on fatigue. Weather very hot.

TUESDAY 30

Went to Navy Yard & City. nothing going on. Weather hot & Sultry

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1865.

In Camp every thing lovely. Times good. Went to preaching. (?) Weather hot.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1

In Camp every thing all Right .Went to Preaching (?) Weather hot.

FRIDAY 2

In Camp. Very Prosperous times & lively Weather hot

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1865.

In Camp, Reviewed by Gen. Geo. H. Thomas. Every thing lovely. Weather hot

SUNDAY 4

In Camp had preaching an able discourse delivered by the Chaplain of the 39th Iowa Regt. Weather fair & very hot

MONDAY 5

Went to City & bought a coffee pot & a pair of galters(?) (?) Weather very hot

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1865.

In Camp Times lively. Drew 1 Hand kerchief from the U.S. C.C. Received 25 dols from Capt Slaughter. Weather Cool & Cloudy

WEDNESDAY 7

Went to City Drew 7 25/100 Dols. Commutation money on a furlough. Weather fair & hot

THURSDAY 8

Washed my Shirt & & drawers 78th Ills. Went home 121 was Mustered. Weather hot.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1865.

Went to City Drew a Silver Cup. Seen a live skeleton by the name of John Major got back to Camp about 6 P.M. Weather very warm

SATURDAY 10

In Camp had a Sound Sleep this morning after Rollcall. Went to Bunkerhill Tavern & got Some dinner. Weather Cloudy with Some rain

SUNDAY 11

Went to meeting three times. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1865.

Went to meeting 3 times. Weather fair & warm (all previous lines crossed out) Broke up Camp at 12 M. & marched at 12.30 Left Washington at 7 P.M. Weather fair & hot

TUESDAY 13

Arived at harpersferry Va at 6 AM. also at Cumberland Md at 5 P.M. where I got a leave of absence for five days. Traveled all night. Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY 14

Arrived at Meyers Mills at 4.30 A.M. Found the folks all well. Went up to Salisbury in the afternoon. Weather Cloudy with Some rain

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1865.

At Salisbury Returned to the Mills this afternoon. Weather Cloudy. Paid out 4 35/100 Dols

FRIDAY 16

At Meyers Mills Times good. Weather Cloudy with Some rain. Went to visit Some of my friends in town & also went up to Dan Beechly. Nothing going on.

SATURDAY 17

Left the Mills & went to Salisbury. Times dull. Weather A.M. Showery PM Cloudy & hot

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 1865.

Paid a visit to J. Keim left Salisbury at 3 P.M. Went to John Beachlys. (maybe Beachys?) from there to Grantsville Md. in a carriage. Hired a private conveyance to overtake the Stage. Which we did at 11 P.M. At Mitchells 1 mile west of Petersburg Pa Weather warm & Showery

MONDAY 19

Left Mitchells at 6 A.M. arrived at Uniontown Pa at 12 M. took the Cars for Pittsburgh arriving there at 6 P.M. Stayed at the Soldiers home. Weather Showery

TUESDAY 20

Left Pittsburgh for Cincinnati O. via Crestline & Columbus O. at 2 A.M. Arrived at Columbus at 7.30 P.M. Left Col. For Cinti. at 9.40 P.M. Weather very hot

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1865.

Arrived at Cincinnati O. at 4.30 A.M. Went to the Soldiers home & got breakfast. Left for Louisville Ky at 12 M. on the Boat Genl. Lytle fare 2 Dols. Times good. Weather Showery

THURSDAY 22

Arrived at Louisville Ky. at Daylight. Went on Shore & got Breakfast and then Went to Camp. Weather Warm. Some Rain

FRIDAY 23

In Camp nothing going on. Weather very warm

SATURDAT, JUNE 24, 1865.

In Camp Put up a Shade Every thing lovely. Times good. Weather very warm

SUNDAY 25

In Camp. Every thing lovely. had Inspection of arms. At 9 A.M. Weather Pleasant with Some rain

MONDAY 26

In Camp. Times dull nothing going on. Had Dress parade. Some Promotions made in Co F 1 Sgt. & 1 Corpl. Drew Rations. Weather fair & warm

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 1865.

In Camp Wrote two letters. the 30th Anaversary of my Birth day. A Corporal in the Army at 30 years of age. Weather fair & warm. C D Taylor came to See us

WEDNESDAY 28

In Camp Cleaned my gun & Sewed my Stripes on my Blouse Had Dress parade. Weather fair & warm

THURSDAY 29

In Camp nothing going on. Times lively. Weather warm

FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1865.

In Camp. nothing going on. Times as usual. Weather warm

SATURDAY, JULY 1

In Camp. nothing going on. Times Dull. Weather hot

SUNDAY 2

In Camp Went to Preaching twice. Weather very warm. Times as usual

MONDAY, JULY 3, 1865.

Went to the two mill (maybe mile) house with Cap Bally, N J Strong, on a Burn. Received Pay this P.M. from the U.S.G. Times lively, plenty of Drunk men in Camp. Went to town with E M Conklin went to Theatre Weat. very warm

TUESDAY 4

Roll Call at 5 A.M. Reviewed to Day by Gen W T Sherman. he made a Speech to us. Times lively. Weather very hot

WEDNESDAY 5

Went to City with David Cole. Bought me a Pocket Book & gold pen. Times dull. Weather very hot

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1865.

In Camp nothing going on. Times Dull. Weather very hot

FRIDAY 7

In Camp and on guard & helping to make out the musterout Rolls. Weather intensely hot. A Small Shower of rain

SATURDAY 8

Sat in the Captains tent making out Rolls all day. Weather very hot (?) Times Dull

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 1865.

In Camp making out the Rolls. Worked hard all day. Weather very hot with a Shower of Rain

MONDAY 10

In Camp working on those Rolls. Until 11.30 P.M. Times lively. Weather a little cooler with Some Rain

TUESDAY 11

In Camp helping Vergil E Reed make out a muster Roll. Bought an album & 2 of Shermans photos. & Received 2 others of of Sgt Cole & one of Corpl Vanness. Weather cool & Some Rain

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1865.

Mustered out of the U.S. Service at 9 A.M. Detailed as guard to go to Chicago Ills. with the muster out Rolls left the Regt at 1 P.M. Crossed the River at Jeffersonvill Ind at 4 PM left the latter place at 9 PM for Indianapolis. Weather hot

THURSDAY 13

Arrived at Indianapolis at Daylight. Layed over until 12.30 P.M. When We Started for Chicago Ill. Arriving there at 10.30. P.M. Times good. Weather fair & Cool

FRIDAY 14

Turned over our muster out Rolls at 9 A.M. & then went to the Soldiers Rest & got dinner and then went out to see the City Went up on the Court house where I had a splendid view of the City & lake. Weather fair & warm

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1865.

Saturday at the Soldiers Rest Running over the City Some nothing going on the Regt came to Camp Douglas. I went out to them after Supper. Times Dull. Weather Dreary & cool with a heavy Rain all day

SUNDAY 16

Went to City to Catholic Church. Went on top of the court house. (?) Went back to Camp & then went to the Dutch Beer gardens. Times good. Weather fair & cool

MONDAY 17 (Last day in the army/written in pencil across date)

Went to the City & got paid off & got my Discharge (?) bought me a Suit of Clothing & then Started for Ogle. Where I arrived at 8.10 PM. Weather fair & cool. Times good

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1865.

Stoped in Ogle until in the P.M. & then I Went out to Martin Billmires found them all well & harvesting a little went Down to Myers Folks all well. Weather fair & hot. Times lively & good

WEDNESDAY 19

Went out into the harvest field & worked for Thornt merely Driving on the Reaper cut Wheat. Nothing going on unusual. Times good. Weather fair & warm

THURSDAY 20

In the harvest field & cutting oats for Thornt this A.M. and oats for for Mart in the P.M. on the upper piece (?) nothing going on worthy of note. Times good. Weather pretty hot

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1865.

Went up to Reubens & to C C Royces. In the A.M. Went to Ogle in the P.M. Seen Geor. Burton (?) Tilton Turner Taylor & Hardesty Weather A.M. quite Rainy P.M. Cloudy (?) Times good

SATURDAY 22

Out in the harvest field working for Martin Jonathan Neff. Went off to See his girl (?) I lent him five Dols. Nothing going on. Times good Weather favorable & cool nothing going on (?)

MONDAY, JULY 24, 1865.

Lying around & doing nothing. Seen C C Myers. Times dull. Weather Cool & Rainy all day

TUESDAY 25

Went to Ogle this morning with Thornton Billmire got Back at 9 A.M. & went to Binding Oats & wheat Cut for Mart until Supper & after Supper for Thornt. Weather Cool & pleasant

WEDNESDAY 26

Went up to Thornts and Cut four Rounds on his piece of Oats & then we turned out on account of rain. Times good. Weather fa(crossed out) Rainy

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1865.

Cutting Oats for Thornt. Weather fair & warm. Times good Weather

FRIDAY 28

Cutting grain at Thorn until noon. And then went to Tom. Bly & cut his Wheat in the P.M. Weather fair & warm Times good

SATURDAY 29

Cutting Oats for Martin Billmire Went to Ogle in the evening & got home at 10 P.M. Bought a Shoe Brush & a plug of tobacco for 35 cts. Weather A.M. Cool P.M. very hot

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 1865.

Went up to the grove from there to Nettletons thence to Sabbath School thence home & got Supper and then I went to Thornts & home again Times good. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY 31

Harvesting Oats for M Billmire (?) Times good. Weather fair & warm.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

Finished cutting grain for Martin this morning & then went over to Tom. Blys & finished up there working for him ¾ of a day Times good. Weather fair & hot went to Ogle this P.M.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1865.

Went down on George Fishers Wheat this A.M. & on his Oats this P.M. Times good Weather very hot with Some Rain in the evening. Went up to Ogle this A.M. & home to Billmires this P.M.

THURSDAY 3

Went to Ogle this morning & this P.M. home again Went down to Myers (?) Times good Weather Rainy

FRIDAY 4

At Martin Billmires hitched up the Team & took Manda Yorty home. Went to Prayer meeting this evening. Times good Weather cloudy with Rain (?)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1865.

Went to Dixon Ills to See Mary & Barbara Anna went with me. Nothing going on. Times good. Weather Rainy

SUNDAY 6

In Dixon enjoying my Self very well took a Buggy Ride this P.M. had Such good & lovely Company. Weather Cool & Cloudy

MONDAY 7

Returned to Ogle & then went to Franklin & from there to Chicago (?) With W. D. Frost. Times good. Weather Pleasant.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1865.

In Chicago Ills. on a bender & on Some Business for C. M. Hicks. Times lively Seen Lawn Taylor & Marsha In the City to night at the Wrights Hotel (?) Times good. Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY 9

Went to Ogle from there to Martin Billmires & to Thorntons Weather Rainy (?) Times good health very delicate

THURSDAY 10

Went to Ogle from there to Dixon from Dixon to Dubuque Iowa Times lively (?) Weather variable (?) Seen Scott of Co. H & Billy Sluggett " "

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1865.

Went to Waterloo Iowa Seen Jennie Strayer & her Mother (?) & then went out home to Crosses. Times good. Weather fair & warm

SATURDAY 12

At home lying idle helped to cut a few oats for Mike in the evening (?) Times good. Weather fair & warm

SUNDAY 13

Went to meeting at Babcocks School house took dinner at Sam Beechleys. & then went to Jo Saylors. from there home & to Levi Beals Jonas Flickingers & Singing School. (?) Times good. Weather fair & warm

MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 1865.

Harvesting for John Cross. Driving the team on the Reaper (?) Times good. Weather fair & very warm for this lattitude

TUESDAY 15

Harvesting for Cross this A.M. finished his harvest. Cutting Oats for Cyrus this P.M. Best oats that I Seen this year (?) Times as they generally are in harvest. Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY 16

Cutting wheat for Cyrus finished his harvesting this evening poor weat Badly Scabed. Times lively. Weather clear & hot

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1865.

Harvesting Oats for Mike Beechly heavy oats & badly lodged (?) finished his harvest late in the evening. Times good. Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY 18

Went to Waterloo & took dinner at Strayers & then went up Blackhawk to Elias Beechlys Seen cousin Lydia there (?) times lovely company charmingly attractive. Weather cool & cloudy

SATURDAY 19

At E. K. Beechlys Sam. Miller & Huffs Enjoying myself very well having good lively company Lydia Beechly & others. Times good. Weather cloudy and threatening Rain (?) Some thunder in the N. W.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 1865.

Went to Waterloo from there to Flickinger Schoolhouse to meeting took dinner at H. A. Miller Supper at J Lichtys Went to Singing School from there I went to Mikes. Times good. Weather warm.

MONDAY 21

Went home with cousin Sarah took dinner at Sam. Beechlys. after dinner I went to Crosses & stayed all night. Times good. Weather warm. Farmers Slacking their grain

TUESDAY 22

Took dinner at Crosses & then went out to Jonas Flickingers took Supper with them & Stayed all night. Times good. Weather warm and clear

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1865.

Went to John Lichtys & took dinner from there I went to H. A. Millers & Stayed all night Miller finished Slacking. Times good. Weather fair

THURSDAY 24

Went to Saml. M. Miller & to Brenninger Stayed all night at Saml Millers. Times good. Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY 25

Lifted 3 notes (?) & got one of Miller in my favor (?) Went home from there to Mikes & to Cyrus. Staying all night with Mike. Times good. Weather fair

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1865.

Breakfast at home dressed & went to Wiloughby Butler Co Iowa. Seen Sam Pollock. Stayed all night at Basses Country Sandy (?) Times good. Weather very hot

SUNDAY 27

Took Dinner & Supper at Wm Basses & then went up & Stayed with Bill Gibson all night (?) Times good. Weather very hot

MONDAY 28

Went up & Stayed at A Knights taking dinner & Supper with them & then went to John Plants & Stayed all night. Times good. Weather hot

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1865.

Went down to Philander Woods with Mrs Plants & took dinner with them took Supper at Amos Nettletons & Stayed all night at Plants. Times good. Weather hot

WEDNESDAY 30

Went to Waterloo & from there to Jacob Flickingers. & Staying all night at David Myers Times good. Weather hot

THURSDAY 31

Went to W Millrs took dinner & Supper with them and then went home to Crosses Staying at his house all night. Times good. Weather hot

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1865.

Went home with Cyrus & helped to fix up his Straw Stack & finish Slacking his Wheat Stayed with him all night. Times good. Weather hot

SATURDAY 2

Went to Waterloo. Seen Daniel Beechly & Sarah B. From there I went home to Crosses (?) Times good. Weather hot

SUNDAY 3

Went to meeting from there to Sup. Times good. Weather hot

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1865.

At Crosses. Times good. Weather hot

TUESDAY 5

Running about (?) Times good. Weather fair & hot

WEDNESDAY 6

Doing nothing. Times good. Weather fair & hot

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1865.

Doing nothing. Times good. Weather fair & warm

FRIDAY 8

Lofing which is a disgrace to any person. Times good. Weather fair

SATURDAY 9

In Waterloo Times good. Weather fair nothing going on

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1865.

At Crosses. nothing going on. Times good. Weather fair

MONDAY 11

Monday At home nothing going on. Times good. Weather fair

TUESDAY 12

gone to a Wedding. Times good. Weather fair (?) at Mathias Millers to night

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1865.

At home Jacob Flickingers (?) & Mikes. Times good. Weather fair

THURSDAY 14

At Cyrus Beechlys. Times good. Weather fair

FRIDAY 15

At C Beechlys Times good (?) Weather fair Stayed with him all night

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1865.

Went to Waterloo. Helped to put the Bell on to the high School Building

SUNDAY 17

Started to meeting at 9 A.M. Stoped at S Beechlys for dinner & then went to Jo Saylors where I had lots of Sport (?) Times good. Weather fair

MONDAY 18

Went to Waterloo & took the cars & went to Ills got to Dixon at 10 P.M. & to Chicago D Dixon Airline Depo at 11 P.M.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1865.

Arrived at Ogle at 4.30 AM. took Breakfast at Hicks Went out to Billmires with M. A. Myers Times good. Weather fair a light frost

WEDNESDAY 20

At M Billmires folks nearly all Sick every thing looking dull (?) Weather fair

THURSDAY 21

In the house at Billmires helping to do the house work (?) Times dull. weather fair

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1865.

Went to Ogle Times good (?) every thing lovely & the weather fair

SATURDAY 23

Went to Grand Detour to See Some of my Old Chums (?)

SUNDAY 24

Went up on Oak Ridge with Chas A Warner. Went to meeting thus & So Times good. Weather Some Rain

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1865.

Went to Dixon from there I went home with James Taylor. Times good. Weather fair (?)

TUESDAY 26

Thrashing for M Billmire. Times good. Weather fair

WEDNESDAY 27

Thrashing for M Billmire. Times good. Weather fair (?)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1865.

Thrashing for M Billmire. Weather fair & warm. Times good

FRIDAY 29

Went to Ogle. Weather Rainy. Times dull

SATURDAY 30

Thrashing for Thornton Billmire. weather fair & warm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1865.

At Martin Billmires Times good. Weather fair

MONDAY 2

Thrashing for Thornton Billmire. Times good. Weather fair had an election

TUESDAY 3

Working for Conrad Yorty running the machine (?) at Smiths. Times good. Weather fair

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1865.

Working for Con Yorty this A.M. & for F Nettleton this P.M. Times good. Weather fair

THURSDAY 5

Thrashing for M. A. Myers (?) Times good. Weather fair

FRIDAY 6

Nothing going on. Times good .Weather Rainy

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1865.

Thrashing for M. A. Myers. Times good. Weather fair

SUNDAY 8

Went to Ogle (?) nothing going on. Times good. Weather fair

MONDAY 9

Comenced to work for C M Hicks at 22 Dols per month & washing .Times good. Weather fair

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1865.

Nothing going on. Times good (?) got maried (last part written in pencil)

WEDNESDAY 11

Times as usual And nothing going on

THURSDAY 12

Nothing going on, Times good

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1865.

Nothing going on. Times as usual

SATURDAY 14

Nothing going on. Times as usual

SUNDAY 15

Went to Billmires From there to Ogle(?) Times good. Weather fair

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1865.

Working for C M Hicks. Times as usual & nothing going on

TUESDAY 17

Times Dull (?) nothing going on

WEDNESDAY 18

Went to Fadels & drove in Some Cattle left them at Yortys. Times dull .Weather Rainy

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1865.

Went out to Yortys & drove in those Cattle. Wrenched my back So as to be unable to work. Lost ½ days work. Times dull

FRIDAY 20

Went out to Thornton Billmires (?) Times good. Weather fair Lost 1 days work

SATURDAY 21

At Thornton Billmires helped to husk Some corn for him in the A.M. in the P.M. I went to Marts & also again to Thornts where I Staid all night. Times good. Lost one days work

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1865.

At Martin Billmires nothing going on. Times good (?) Stayed all night

MONDAY 23

Went to Hickses again this P.M. But did not work. Times rather dull .Lost one day Loosing in all 3 ½ days

TUESDAY 24

Commenenced to work again for Hicks Nothing going on (?) Loned to J B Williams - 10 Dols & bought a note in favor of H Whealer

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1865.

Nothing going on worthy of note (?) Times Dull (?)

THURSDAY 26

Nothing doing on account of rain Barbara E Yorty was married to a Mr Leach at 8 O clock P.M. By Revd. Herroun at C M Hicks at Ogle Ills. Times good (?)

FRIDAY 27

Nothing going on hunting Some Cattle (?) Times dull & very heavy Rain Snowing at 6 30 P.M. Market Wheat .40 & 80 cts Oats 10 & 15 cts

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1865.

Snow 2 inches deep at Ogle Station Lee Co. Ills. Out hunting Cattle all day (?) Times dull. Weather cold & Roads very muddy

SUNDAY 29

Went to George W Fishers & Stayed there until 9 P.M. Went back to ogle then (?) Weather cool & disagreeable. Roads very muddy

MONDAY 30

Husking corn for Hicks. Weather cool. Snow Storm in the P.M. Went home at 3 30 P.M. on account of the Snow. Times dull. contracted for Fishers Iowa land

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1865.

Bought Fishers land for 435 Dols. Paid for it & got my deed. Quit working for Hicks (?) Weather cool (?) Went to Billmires


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Husking corn for M Billmire in the A.M. Posting my Books in the P.M. Times good Weather Rainy

THURSDAY 2

Went to F Nettletons & Stayed all night also Stoped at Yortys (?) Times good (?)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1865.

Went to Ogle took dinner at Hickses. Settled up with J. B. Williams (?) took the Three O clock train for Chicago Ills. left Chicago at 10 P.M. for Ashland O. Times good. Weather fair (?)

SATURDAY 4

Arrived at Mansfield Ohio at 1 P.M. And at Ashland at 6.15 P.M. Times good. Weather fair in A.M. P.M. Rain & Snow

SUNDAY 5

at Dans. In Ashland. Times good weather cool. (?)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1865.

At Dans. in Ashland Ohio. Times good. Weather fair (?) Nothing going on

TUESDAY 7

Went out to George Houghs. & from there to William Flickingers where I Staid all night (?) Times good. Weather fair

WEDNESDAY 8

Took Mrs. Flickinger out to John Beechlys in the Buggy & then went as far back as to Ashland. Stoped with Dan. Times good. Weather fair

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1865.

In Ashland to day. Nothing going on. Times good and Weather fair. Had an Oyster Supper (?)

FRIDAY 10

Went down to Richard Arnolds & Stayed there all night Times good. Weather fair

SATURDAY 11

Went up to Ashland Stayed all night with Daniel Beechly. Times good. Weather fair. (?) had a mess of Fresh Fish

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1865.

Went out to meeting at John Beechleys with Daniel .Stayed all night at John Bs. Got an introduction to Mary Peck. Times good. Weather fair (?)

MONDAY 13

Went to Jacob Beechlys & to Caty and Nat. Arnolds. Staying all night with J B

TUESDAY 14

Went to Ashland with J.B. in the Carriage (?) Stoped with Daniel Times good. Weather fair

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1865.

Went to John B Myers & Stayed all night. Times good, weather fair & warm.

THURSDAY 16

Saw E K Beechly & wife & Sally Berkley. Went to John Beechlys & from there to David Beechly where I Stayed all night. Times good. Weather fair

FRIDAY 17

Went to John Beechlys & Stayed with him all night (?) helped Jacob to finish husking his corn. Times good. Weather fair

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1865.

Helped to finish husking corn for John Beechly in the A.M. and in the PM Jo. & two of the girls & I went to Wayne Co Ohio to John Millers Times good weather cool & cloudy

SUNDAY 19

Went to meeting & after meeting to Daniel Millers where we took dinner after which Jo. B. & the girls. went home Times good. Weather fair & Warm

MONDAY 20

Went to Lathisburg(?) With Daniel Miller (?) Took Supper at his house (?) Times good. Weather fair (?)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1865.

Went to Wooster with Daniel Miller. Took the cars for Pittsburgh Pa where I arrived at 10 P.M. Layed in Pittsbrg- all night weather cool & cloudy in the AM. & P.M. Rain hail & Snow

WEDNESDAY 22

Left Pittsburg at 7.10 A.M. & got to Latrobe at 10'30 A.M. Took the Hack for Ligonier at 1 P.M. & got to A. Nicelys after dark. Meeting with Daniel Jacoby an old unkle that I had never Seen. Times rough weather cold with rain & Snow

THURSDAY 23

Went to the grave yd & Seen my fathers grave from there to Geo. Albrights house From thence to the Old home Stead thence to Mechanics burgh & back to Niceleys. Weather cool with rain & Snow at times

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1865.

Went to Ligonier and from there to George Jacobys found the folks all well. Weather favorable But Roads very muddy

SATURDAY 25

At Geo. Jacobys looking over the farm (?) very hilly Country. Weather clear but a cold wind. nothing going on to interest me

SUNDAY 26

Left for Ligonier Stopping with Mr Warner. Seen Aunt Hester also went to night meeting very nice Singing. Weather fair & cool

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1865.

Left Ligonier Stoped in Laughlinstown. Saw John Albright from there I went to unkle Jacob Pecks where I Stayed all night. Times good Some Snow on the ground. Weather Cool and Cloudy

TUESDAY 28

Left Pecks for Berlin took dinner in Somerset. Went to Unkle Peter Miller & Stayed all night & found them all well. Times good. Weather fair & warm

WEDNESDAY 29

Left Berlin at 9 A.M. for Myers Mills arriving there at 12.30 P.M. found the folks all well eat Supper at Welshons. Stoped at Dr Beachleys. Times good .weather Cloudy and cool

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1865.

Stoped at D C Myers (?) Times good. Weather favorable

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

Went over to Daniel Beechlys & Stayed there until noon (?) Weather disagreeable (?) Stoped all night at Wm. Beechlys Times good (?)

SATURDAY 2

Came back to town (?) Stayed all night at D. C. Myers took a ride on horse back. Weather fair & Times good

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1865.

Stoped with D C Myers Weather very nice and warm (?) Nothing going on worthy of note

MONDAY 4

Went up to Salisbury To Wm Morts. Found the folks all well But Bill being away from home. Times good. Weather fair

TUESDAY 5

Went up to the village Seen S C Keim(?) & Dr Slulgman(?) as well as Some other old friends Nothing going on worthy of note. Times good. weather cloudy

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1865.

Went to Samuel Flickingers found the folks all well .Times good but nothing going on. Weather cloudy & cool

THURSDAY 7

At Flickingers (?) Times dull & gloomy. Weather Rain and Snow

FRIDAY 8

Went to Meyers Mills assended the two mounts at John Saylors Seen all over the country & part of upper Canada. Times good. weather cool

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1865.

At Meyers Mills Nothing going on of much consequence. Times good and weather fine. took dinner at Dr U M Beechlys

SUNDAY 10

At U M Beechlys at Meyers Mills Pa. had Chicken for dinner. Times good Weather Cool (?)

MONDAY 11

(almost unreadable) .. Bought ..school…..school.. Slate and a pair of Slips Times good (?) Weather fair

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1865.

Made a Start to School it being a Select School Times good weather Rainy nothing going on

WEDNESDAY 13

At School nothing going on worthy of note. Times good. Weather fair

THURSDAY 14

in School, nothing going on worthy of note. Times good. Weather Cold and Snowy

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1865.

In School our teacher Sick, and G Beechly teacher. Debate in the afternoon Subject Resolved that Washington is entitled to more honor than Columbus Desided in the affirmative. weather cold & Snowy

SATURDAY 16

In town nothing going on of any importance. Times good. weather cool

SUNDAY 17

in town nothing going on worthy of note, also I went to look at Fikes. Times good .Weather cool & Snowy

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1865.

At the Mills nothing going on worthy of note. Times a usual. Weather moderating

TUESDAY 19

At the Mills nothing going on worthy of note. Times dull. Weather moderating

WEDNESDAY 20

in town doing nothing as usual. Times dull (?) Weather open And un healthy

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1865.

At the Mills nothing going on that is exciting. Times dull. Weather gloomy

FRIDAY 22

Went to Daniel Beechly, to See the folks they having returned from Iowa. Times good. Weather cold with Some Snow

SATURDAY 23

In town went to the School hous in the P.M. being on a debate question Resolved that the life of a Soldier is .. & more hardship than that of a Sailor.. with negative Times good Weather cool

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1865.

Went to meeting at the Mills (?) eat dinner at Wm. Beechlys (?) Times good, weather cool, & Cloudy

MONDAY 25

Christmas at the Mills. Seen Jo Saylor had a company of Slum. Banys to parade through town making fools of themselves. The town full of people. Times good. Weather very warm

TUESDAY 26

In town in the A. M. Went to Berlin with W C Hicks in the P.M. & returned again bringing the mule along went to right machine. Times good. Weather warm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1865.

in town doing nothing as usual. Times dull (?) weather cool

THURSDAY 28

in town nothing going on except the mail came in (?) Weather rainy. Times Dull. Went to night meeting again

FRIDAY 29

in town Went to the School house in the P.M. being on a debate. the question Resolved that Coal mines are more beneficial to a Country than Gold mines Desided makes negative(?) Times good. Weather pleasant

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1865.

Left the Mills at 10 A.M. & went to Salisbury arriving there at 12 M. Times good. Weather Snowing , had a Sligh ride was it one nice.

SUNDAY 31

At William Morts with my Brotherinlaw & my Sister Cracking hickory nuts (?) every thing quiet and peaceable. Times are good & the weather warm and So ends the year of 1865 bringing it to a close at Salisbury Pa

MEMORANDA

Correspondence

Mr M. M. Myers, Ogle Station Ills.
Mr C. M. Hicks, Ogle Station Ills.
Messors T. M. Billmire, Ogle Station Ills.
Miss B E Yorty, Ogle Station Ills.
Miss M B " Dixon, Ogle Station Ills.
Miss Caty Beechly, Waterloo Iowa
Miss Sarah Beechly, Waterloo Iowa
Miss M Cross Beechly, Waterloo Iowa
Mr S. M. Miller , Waterloo Iowa
Revd. J Cross , Waterloo Iowa
Messors C. M. Beechly Waterloo Iowa
Wm Mort Esgr Elklick Pa
Mr D Beechly Ashland Ohio
Mr N Billmire Empire Prarie Mo.
David Barrass Witesville Mo.
Preston & Co Washing D. C.
Rabecca Stoner
Centre Point
Clay Co Ind.
David Hammer
Glenwood
Mills Co Iowa
Daniel Jacoby
York Pa


MEMORANDA

Popular vote for President Votes poled in 1864. 3'957'702 of which the Candidates had this
A. Lincoln 2'182'502
Geo. B McCleland 1'775'200
Lincolns Maj 407'302
Popular vote for 1860
A Lincoln 1 864'523
All Others 2 004'093
Whole vote including Southern States in 1860, 4'680'193

David Foss


MEMORANDA

20 apples 5.00
6 crabs. 3.75
6 cherries 3.75
12 grapes 3.00
25 straw berries 1.00
1 rose bush .50
16.90
2 plum trees 2.00


MEMORANDA

Summary of Cash Account for the year ending 1864 Received 759 79/100 Dollars Paid 97 55/100


(Listed in the CASH ACCOUNT for MAY)

Polly Beechly was born November 2nd 1809

(Listed in the CASH ACCOUNT for JULY)

July 30th 1869
Account of my traveling expences to Nebrask
30th Dinner .30
31 tavern Bill at Quincis .50
Handkerchief .25
House shoping .70


MEMORANDA

Gen. Grants Babtismal name is Hiram Ulysses
But on entering West Point he Received by the mistake of the person who nominated him the name of Ulysses Sidney


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