Civil War Diaries, October 3, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Oct. 3  We lay in readiness to march until 4’o’cloth when we took up our line of march.  We took 30 rounds of cartridges with us.  The boys were in good spirits & we marched on not knowing where to go.  12 regts & 2 batteries were in the train.  We were loaded down with things & clothes were scattered along the course.  At one o’clock we went into a field & laid down to rest.  We lay about 40 minutes & then were ordered on two miles ahead, reaching our destination at about three with 30 men fallen in the rear.  Our march was about 16 miles, a rough foretaste of the future.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

3rd Friday  rather a fine day.  I did my choars was at the office the  most of the day & finished making out my Post Office Returns, ready to go tomorrow came home about 8 by Hoyts got home at 9 & went to bed about 10 tiard & sick.”


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