Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:
“Nov. 5 I felt some better after eating a little breakfast. Some of the boys went down to a spring & washing themselves & clothes. We changed our grounds & settled a mile north by the side of the R.R. We had good supply of straw & slept well. Some of the boys gathered walnuts that lay in abundance on the ground under the trees a short distance south. We got plenty of straw & slept warmly.
Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:
“5th Wednesday rather cloudy & sprinkled a little in morning rather a fine day. I did my choars was round the store the most of the day & evening came home about 9 by Hoyts & went to bed at 10 nearly sick, Wellman & Brown started in stage for Michigan, Mrs Jonathan Pollard died this morning between 8 & 9 this morning, Jerry P. went to Chicago, & Jerome came out.”