Civil War Diaries, September 9, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Sept. 9  Orders came for us to go to Chicago.  We ate an early breakfast & made speedy preparations for leaving.  At 10 oclock we were enroute for Chicago on two different trains.  Met our friends at the junction. Reached Chicago & got our uniforms in the afternoon. Staid to Uncle Philo’s overnight.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

9th Tuesday  rather a fine day some cloudy.  I did my choars was at the office some & a part of the day mooved Wrays family & some of his things to my house was at office in evening came home by Hoyts in evening got home at 9 & soon went to bed, The soldiers went from Camp Dixon to Camp Douglas today.  Mrs. Oliver Jorden died & 3 other [in margin] Mooved Wrays family into my house.”


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