Civil War Diaries, October 6, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Oct. 6  The morning never broke on hungryer men.  Our day’s rations were furnished by the Q. M. Gen, our Q.M. not yet arrived from Louisville.  It consisted of 2 crackers & a quarter pound of ham.  I went 1 ½ miles from camp to get my canteen filled with well water at the house of a Secesh.  When I came back the Regt was moving I strapped my harness & struck a double quick & soon overtook them.  We marched through Shelbyville at the consternation of its inhabitants, singing the battle cry of freedom.  Having no tents to strike we struck to ground.  It rained some in the night. ”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

6th Monday  rather a fine day for the season.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ by Hoyts got home at 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.”


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