Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 18 – 24, 1863

18th Wednesday  rather a fine day for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

19th Thursday  rather fine weather but cloudy & snowed during the night to the depth of about 1 foot tomorrow snow.  I came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 ½, Ferd Fowler died about 11 oclock tonight diseas of the lungs etc he came home from the army.

20th Friday  rather a disagreeable day, snow about a foot deep this morning which feel last night. I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at 9.

21st Saturday ground covered with snow & verry bad muddy getting round. I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 9 & went to bed about 9 ½ sick, Dan Fowler died in Galatine Tenn in hospital.

22nd Sunday  A thunder show in morning & in afternoon, a heavy shower. I did my choars was at home all day & took care of Bub while Caroline went to funeral of F F Fowler at 11 at Baptist house by Bulkly [in margin] F F Fowler was buryd.

23rd Monday  rather a muddy disagreeable day & evening & muddy. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick.

24th Tuesday  rather more fine, but bad getting round, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 & went to bed about 9 nearly sick, heard that Dan Fowler was ded.”

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