Civil War Diaries, November 9, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Nov. 9  The holy Sabbath has again come but no indications are here that make it seem so.  This morning we had an inspection of arms.

I cut some pieces out of a paper to send home for safe keeping.  In the afternoon I got an excuse from drill & went a mile west of camp & got some persimmons & brought some branches in to the boys.  Went out on dress parade.  Recd orders at nigh to prepare for marching in the morning with one days rations with us & more to follow.  Also 40 rounds of cartridges with us & 120 to follow in the ammunition train.  Heard of the death of Henry Wyman’s mother tonight.  It made the boy feel sad.  He made the remark that he did not care what became of himself now.

I recd a letter from Cousin LSB in the evening.

And another Sabbath passed away without any of the marks that it sweet at Home.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

9th Sunday  a fine pleasant day & evening.  I did my choars went to the office came back by Hoyts, & cut the tops off of turnips carried in celler, wrote & red some etc called at Hoyts in evening came home at 9 & went to bed soon.”


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