The Diary of LaFrancis E. Hackett


5th Independent Ohio Sharpshooters


August 1864

1          weather rather weet and rany to day
           I was on gard to night
           there was 6 of our Co detald to go after amnishen to day
           I rote a letter home to day
           goodnews from the frunt
2          weather warm and pleasant to day
           reported A squad of rebels in our rear to day
           there was 5 out of Co A went out on picket but saw
           nothen
3          weather warm and pleasant this forenoon but rand this
           after noon
           there was 6 of our boys detald to go to the river after
           ammishen
           no male to day
4          weather warm and pleasant to day
           I was on gard to day
           I got A letter from and anserd it to day
           I borowed 1 dolar from Sul Marbel to day
5          weather warm and pleasent to day
           there was quite A hard fite to day but I did not hear
           how it came out
           the male cum to day but nothen for me this time
6          weather warm and pleasant today
           I went on gard to night
           there was 20 of the 14 core wagens capturd mules from
           our camp to day
           the had no gards with them
7          weather warm and pleasant this afternoon bur rand
           this evening
           good news from the frunt
           there was 4 of our boys detald to go after foreg to day,
8          weather warm and pleasant this forenoon but rand this
           afternoon
           I was detald for fard to night
           no news from the frunt to day
9          weather rather weet and rany
           there has ben some fiten the the left of us today
           the rebs have ben throwing shell over hear to night
           but dun no dameg to the train
10         weather rather weet and rany today
           we drawed rations to day
           I rote A letter to my folks to day
           I was on gard to night
11         weather warm and pleasant to day
           we have orders to go to the rear to day
           we started at 1 oclock and went 3 miles then poot up
           for the night
12         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I went over to mud Crick this morning
           I was detald to go after foredge this after noon
           good news from the frunt to day
13         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I poot up my tent this fore noon
           I have A nise tent and A good Shad over it
           2 of our boys went to the frunt to day
14         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I was detald to go to Maretta after rations
           there was 5 of Co A
           we had A good
           we parded in the egg of town
           I went to A neger meeting to night
15         weather warm and pleasant to day
           we left Meretta at 7 oclock this
           got to camp little before noon
           I had 2 letters in Camp when I got back 1 from mother
           1 from Susannah
16         weather warm and pleasant to day
           Corprel forkett and my self went and got some muske
           dine and black bares
           I had A good diner
           I rote a letter to mother to day
17         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I was on gard to day
           6 of our train went to the frunt of with amnition to day
           there was 6 of our boys went as gards
18         wweather warm and pleasant to day
           I was on detale to day to go to the frunt with amni
           tion for the big guns
           no male to day
19         Weather warm and pleesant to day
           I rote A letter to my sister to day
           there was 198 rebs prisners
           they was holted rite in frunt of our Camp to rest so
           we had A prety good talk with them
           they was all big stought men
20         weather warm and pleasant this fore noon bur rand this
           after noon
           I was on detale to day on loding and reloding wagons
           with amnition
           lutendent botferd came back to the Co to day
21         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I got 1 of oscars Merritts mules and went after elder
           bares
           to day Samuel train and my self have plenty of sas at
           the present
22         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I rote A letter to my wife to day
           I am on gard to night
23         weather and pleasant to day
           the male came to day but nothen for me
           6 of Co A went to the frunt with amnition
24         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I rote A letter to my sister to day
           I am on gard to night
25         Weather warm and pleasant to day
           we moved our Camp this morning
           I saw 9 hundred mules this morning
           No male today
26         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I was on detald to go and help load foreg to day
           there has ben lots of troops mooving to the rear and
           geten in line of batel
27         weather warm and pleasant today
           I dun my washen to day
           there was A Solger shot to day bi a gard
           he lived one our
28         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I got A letter from my mother to day and anserd it
           we had heavy inspection to day
           I was detald for gard to night
29         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I bot A watch this morning pade 20 dolars for it
           I dont feal very well this evening but I think I
           will be all rite in the morning
30         weather warm and pleasent to day
           I went down to to the depout this morning
           no male to day
31         weather warm and pleasant to day
           we was musterd for pay to day
           no male to day
           I dont feal well to day
           no fiten in hearing for the last 3 dase

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