Civil War Diaries, November 15, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Nov. 15  Got up in the morning & went to picking tallow.  We gathered 50 lbs & traded it for 40 large peach pies, calling them worth $4.00.  We were in our element while engaged in the tallow traffic & feeling stimulated by our success we gathered more.  We sold one man $2.30 worth for the cash.  In total we sold $9.00 worth of tallow for U.S. and appropriated the proceeds for our personal benefit.  The hides were drawn off toward night & we were released & returned to Camp.  I wrote four letters while on guard.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

15th Saturday  a fine pleasant day with a cool air.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts about 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.  Hat & Frenchs girl stayed here.”

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