Civil War Diaries, November 14, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

Nov. 14  We had a splendid breakfast of fried liver, corn bread, pies & a chicken, we bought a dollars worth of a citizen & paid him part of it in tallow.  Fred brought us some breakfast from camp, but finding better victuals with us turned in and participated.  We then gathered a rubber blanket of tallow & Fred and one more went out into the country two or three miles & raffied for eatables.  They got 22 pies & 7 corn dodgers & gathered some chessnuts on the way, they were gone quite all day.  The boys from camp brought us more provisions & we ate until eating was a burden.  In the afternoon we sold $2.30 worth of tallow to another citizens & divided the proceeds.  Yesterday 28 refugees from Tenn. were voluntarily enlisted in one of our Regts. Today a darkie from one of the Regts came where we were guarding, after some beef brains & when he had fried them he brought us some.  They were an excellent dish.  We built us a shelter of rails & cornstalks which made us comfortable & with appetites well satisfied we lay down to rest.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

14th Friday rather fine weather for Nov. I did my choars was at the office all day & in evening came home about 9 and went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick.”

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