Civil War Diaries, September 30, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Sept. 30  Preparations were made early in the morning to start for Louisville.

Knapsacks were packed & the camp though in a hub-bub were in the best of spirits.

Pa & Mr. Buchanan came into camp & waited until we were located on the cars.  At half after four we were in motion for K.Y.  Slowly & easily we moved along while the rain poured down upon us and stretched out upon the car seats & floor were tired & weary soldiers awaiting the morning dawn.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

30th Tuesday  rather a cloudy damp day.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about ½ past 8 got home at 9 & soon went to bed about 10 nearly sick, the 105 regiment left Chicago today at 5 P.M.  Said for Louisville, Frank came home on the stage.”

Civil War Diaries, September 29, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Sept. 29  Ate an early breakfast.  Bade the family the long, final farewell.  Took the 7 oclock train for Chicago.

Draw a Haversack.  Went on dress parade at the evening.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

29th Monday  A cloudy damp morning had rained last night.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in came home between 8 & 9 & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.  Wray started back for Chicago about half past eight to go on the 10 oclock trane, Frank went in on the stage to Chicago & stayed all night.  James Graves, Jerry Pollard, Ed Brown, Russeque & T Westcott went Chicago [in margin] Wm Wray went back to Chicago to the regiment.”

Civil War Diaries, September 28, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Sept. 28  Sabbath morning found me at Home.  Went to Church.  Called at Mrs. Holmes to bid them adieu.  Jimme & Frank were over to see us in the evening.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

28th Sunday  A cloudy damp morning & looked like rain, cloudy some all day, but brook away & was pleasant & hot in middle of day I did my choars eat breckfust, started Wray & wife off for McNellys went to the store & Hoyts came back after 10 choared round, wrote some & called at Hoyts near night came home about 9 & went to bed about sick.  Wray & wife got back about dark from McNellys.”

Fifth Annual Cemetery Walk

The Warrenville Historical Society is happy to announce “Dead Men Talking – And Some Women – V,” which will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012.  The outdoor 45 minute tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00p.m. with the last tour at 7:30p.m.  Tours are given on a first come first serve basis.  For those not wishing to walk through the cemetery, a presentation by the interpreters will be given at 5:00p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church.

Cemetery tours begin at the Warrenville Cemetery, located on the north side of Warrenville road between Curtis and Warren, Warrenville, Illinois.  Luminaries will light the way to lantern-lit gravesites where costumed interpreters will tell the stories of Warrenville citizens who lived 150 years ago in 1862, during the long second year of the American Civil War.  Tour admission is free but donations will be accepted and are appreciated.  All donations benefit the Warrenville Historical Society.  Parking is available at Trinity Lutheran Church located at the N/W corner of Curtis and Warrenville Rds. Refreshments will be served at Trinity Lutheran Church after the tours.

Civil War Diaries, September 27, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Sept. 27  Mother, Sarah Jane, & Cousin Denies spent the day with us.

Our Knapsacks came into Camp & were disbursed also our Haversacks.  Orders came for us to leave for Louisville next Tuesday.  I got a pass & leave of absence from the Capt. to spend the Sabbath at Home.

Left Chicago with Mother & Jane at five oclock.  Walked home from the Junction.  My presence somewhat surprised the folk at home.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

27th Saturday  rather a fine day & warm.  I did my choars was at the office all the forenoon & part of afternoon came home by Hoyts about 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.  S. B. Austins wife was buried & Rev. McLaffety preached at 11 oclock the funeral sermon.  Frank went to Wheaton after Doct for Derry in evening Wray was at home today.”

Civil War Diaries, September 26, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

Sept. 26  Learned that Mother & Sarah Jane were in town.  They came to Camp in the morning & staid all day.  Sewed most of the time on my clothes.

I was “Seargent of the Guard” to-day.

Was troubled considerable by rumagatis that were sky-larcking about town & returning at midnight.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

26th Friday  rather a fine day & evening.  I did my choars was at the office all day nearly & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 ½ got home about 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick, was sick about midnight & had to get up 2 or 3 times before morning, Wray got home about 1 oclock in the night, ______  James Fairbank, F. F. Fowler & I think an other.”

Civil War Diaries, September 25, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Sept. 25  Went to the lake to wash, returned, ate breakfast, & then had a general clearing out of the tent.

The usual routine of duty were the only items of interest.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

25th Thursday  rather a fine day.  I did my choars was at the office the most of the day & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 ½ & got home about 9 & soon went to bed nearly sick.  S. B. Austin’s wife died this morning before daylight in a sort of fit or palpitation of the hart, Frank went to Richards below Naperville after C Noonen with Wrays horse.”

Thank you

The Historical Society would like to extend a big thank you to Steve Hyett who presented “When Trolleys Rode the Prairie Path” about the Chicago Aurora & Elgin railroad that used to run through Warrenville at our Annual Meeting on Monday, September 10th.

Steve gave a great presentation full of images of the rail-line that is so fondly remembered by those Warrenville residents who used its electric cars to get to work, school and for fun.

Steve also graciously presented the Historical Society with a CA&E sign that was very characteristic of the train line and warned those around it to be careful of the electrified “third” rail.

Steve Hyett presenting his donation of the CA&E sign to President David Anderson.

Thank you very much to Steve for a great presentation and for the piece of history that will live on in our museum!

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Civil War Diaries, September 24, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Sept. 24  The morning was cool & damp.  Considerable of rain fell during the night.  Charley Cooper &  Mr. Buchanan came in & staid over night.

At evening the boys made an ovation & went to a neighboring house & carried away the Livery & burned it.  To avenge an abuse upon some of our officers’ wives. I was free from any implication in the affair.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

24th Wednesday  rather fine weather for the season some cloudy.  I did my choars was at the office the most of the day & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 and got home about 9 went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick.”

Civil War Diaries, September 23, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Sept. 23  More of the friends came in to see us.  Nothing of unusual interest occurred. ”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

23rd Tuesday  rather fine weather for the season.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in evening came home about 8 by Hoyts got home about 9 & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold etc.  Ed Coffen came out today.”