The Diary of LaFrancis E. Hackett


5th Independent Ohio Sharpshooters


June 1864

1          Weather warm and pleasant to day
           we went to camp this morning
           I went to the river and dunmy washen then went in Swim
           ing
           poot on clean cloas
           I dont feal well today
2          weather rother wet and rany today
           I hav ben Sick to day
           I rote A letter home to day
           20 of Co D men went A bord of the boat to night
3          weather rother weet and rany to day
           there has ben some target Shooten from the fort
           I hav lad round camp the most of the day
           frank powel was hear to see oscar and me to day
4          weather rother weet and raney to day
           I have ben laying round camp all day
           frank powell and my self have ben shooten at the
           mark with his pistol
           I rote a letter to Susannah to day
5          weather weet and rany to day
           I was on gard to day
           we had heavey inspection to night
           Charle Smith was taken sick today
           Nate pote was under Arest to day
6          weather warm and pleasant today
           I dun my washen to day and oscar all so
           so I spilt som hot grease on my hands to day but did
           not lay me up
           the gun boat come in today
7          weather warm and pleasant  to day
           I rote a letter to S.A.H.
           went on the boat to day
           oscar got as drunk as A fool this after Noon
8          weather weet and rany to day
           Frank powell was hear to day
           I fixt my knap Sack to day all so mended my close
           I dont feal Very well to day
           I toock some medeson but it had no A fect on me
9          weather wet and rany to day
           I was on gard to day
           I rote A letter home this morning
           I have got the Tennesse quick step this morning and
           feel prety week
10         Raning like the deavle to day
           I rote A letter home to my mother to day
           I went and saw some of the 40 rod men have dress prade
           tonight
           they are well drild but it hant got out much yet
           I all so got A letter from my mother to day
11         weather weet and rany to day
           oscar and my self went and got some greans this
           morning so we had some greans for diner
           luther lomer was hear to see me to day
           he is on his way home
12         Weather rany this morning but pleasant this after noon
           I dun my washen this fore noon
           I rote A letter to my Sister
           Nate Hanetren was hear to day
13         rand A little this morning but pleasant this after noon
           I rote A letter to day
           the gun boat cum in to day
           the boys all like there trip
14         weather pleasant and warm to day
           I got A letter from home to day
           I anserd it
           I drowen me a new cap to day
           the boys all feal prety well to day
           pleanty of bear to drink
15         weather plesant and warm to day
           I fixt my bunk this fore noon
           20 of our Co went down the river today
           Co A got their pay this after noon
           I sent 35 dolars home to day
16         Weather warm and pleasant to day
           I rote A letter home to day
           this after noon My self and 2 more of our Co went
           out into the cuntry after rales
17         weather warm and pleasant to day
           oscar and my slef bought A frying pan to day
           Frank Powell was hear to see me to day
18         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I was over to frank powell tent all the fore noon
           oscar and my Self lade of up to day for fun
           we had a meeten hear in Camp to night
19         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I was on gard to day
           nothen new to day
20         Weather pleasant and warm this fore noon
           we had orders to be read to march at A Short notis
           I rote A  home to day
           all so bought A jar of janb of Sargent Watson
           pade 125 etc
21         weather weat and raney today
           I rote A letter home this morning
           we packed our nap Sacks to start to day but did not
           start
           Buley for our side this time
22         weather warm and pleasant today
           we Started from Bridgeport at 7 oclock and went 15 
           miles to whits Sider
           we cared our knap Sakes 7 miles this for noon then got
           them cared for us lucky
23         weather warm and pleasant to day
           we Started from Whits sides at 6 oclock this morning
           arived at Chattangoga at 5 this evening
           the boys well ni tired out
24         weather warm and pleasant to day
           we hav A grate time with bear for some of the boys
           got full and had A knock down
           we are in Chattanooga water orders
25         weather warm and pleasent today
           25 of our boys Detale to go on the trne to the frunt
           I was in A Swimen to day
           I went to the Show to night it was prety good
26         weather warm and pleasant to day
           the rest of our Co Starts for the frunt this morning
           We had a good time till we cum whar the rebs had torne
           up the track run the engan and 3 cars of but did
           not hurt eny one only one man got shot threw the 
           mout
27         weather warm and pleasant today
           we got started at 10 oclock this fore noon
           good luck so far to day
           we got out to the frunt at 5 oclock to night
           good news on our Side
28         weather warm and pleasant today
           we had orders to report to Genrel Tomas head quarters
           then we had orders to report rite back whar we
           started from this morning
29         Weather warm and pleasant to day
           we was sent to gard the ordnanc trane this morning
           I was poot rite onguard as soon as we got there
           there was some prety hard fiten to day but our men got
           the best end
30         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I dun my washan today
           there was a heavy fite last night
           we have orders to march to morrow morning

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