Civil War Diaries, August 29, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Aug. 29  Went to Camp at Dixon”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

29th Friday  rather a fine hot day but cloudy some.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 by Hoyts & got home about 9 & soon went to bed tiard & sick & lonesome the soldiers all left for camp at Dixon & Wray with them it was a solem lonesom time, they say it was the most trying seen that has ever been seen in this country when they were all at Wheaton & when they left, said by some, that there were more tears shed than on any occasion in the same length of time.  Left Wheaton at 11 oclock.”