The Diary of LaFrancis E. Hackett

5th Ohio Sharpshooters

March 1864

March

1 Rained all day
 staded in camp
 all day nothing
 more of acount
2 Weather clear and
 pleasant out of ra
 tions this is very often
 in this army
3 Weather clear and pleasant
 we hav not got eny rations
 yet
 no more at present
4 Weather clear and
 pleasant
 Nothing of account Robirnson
 and Sovesrson came out to day
 from Chattanooga this afternoon
 we got orders to go to Chattanooga
 in the morning
5 Weather clear and pleasant
 but ruther cold we started
 for Chattanooga at 9 a m and
 went over Mission
 ridge by Brages head
 quarters and got to camp
 at 2 P M
6 Weather clear and pleasant
 there is lots of
 wimen flurten round
 the streats to day
 nothen more to day
7 Weather pleasant this morning
 but cloueded up in the after
 noon and rained A little
 Oll and my self went down
 to the river and washed our
 durty close
 to day
8 Weather pleasant
 but rained some last
 night had Battallion
 drill this
 after noon
9 Weather pleasant and
 warm we had squad drill this
 fournoon this after
 noon we had compny drill
 dress prade at nite I rote
 a letter to my sister
 to day resved one yesterday
 from her
10 Weather pleasant to day
 but rained last nite
 we had a squad drill this
 fore noon this after noon
 we had a battallion drill
 No dress prade to night
 the rest of our boys
 came in from the front
 to day
11 Weather pleasant but
 rother windy I got a letter
 from home to day I went
 into Chattanooga bering
 ground I went in a
 wott and saw a woman and
 3 children the woman has ben
 there 10 years I was wade to day
 I poold the scales to 160 x
12 Weather pleasant and
 warm I went to the river
 and washed my durty close to day
 No drill but inspection to night
 I drawed 2 shurts from uncale
 sam I rote a letter to my
 Folks to day
13 Weather pleasant but
 windy this after noon the 10
 Ohio and the sharps shooters
 was drawn up in line and rested
 on their arms to let the
 funeral percssion of col
 Mikalota pas he
 died last friday
14 Weather pleasant and
 warm our Co has got new
 tents this morning no drill
 this fore noon some of
 our boys sived the pay
 role this
 morning
15 Weather pleasant but
 rother windy we had squad
 drill this fore noon battallion
 drill this after noon no
 dress prade to night
 I boght A dime worht of
 shuger to day
16 Weather pleasant but
 rother cold we had squad drill
 this fore noon Co drill
 this afternoon no dress prade
 to night every thing quiet
 in camp to day
 Rote a letter to my sister
 Caroline A.W.
17 Weather pleasant and warm
 squad drill this fore noon
 battallion drill this after
 noon the 10 OV receved
 some new collars to day
 they was a pressent from
 the express co
18 Weather pleasant and warm
 we had squad drll this
 fore noon coumpny drill
 this after noon
 no dress prad
 to night
19 Weather pleasant and
 warm John and my self
 went to the river and washed
 to day No drill Prat and
 Moon retterned from home to day
 I reseved 3 letters one from
 R.. R.. and one from L..O..
 and one from home
20 Weather pleasant and
 warm no drill to day but
 heavy inspection on the
 10 Ohio prade ground
 I rote a letter to my
 folks to day
 all so to
 R.. Redfern
21 Weather pleasant but
 rother wld squad drill
 this fore noon co drill
 this after noon
 no inspection to night
22 Weather stormey it has
 stormed most all day the snow
 is 1 foot deep to night on the
 level no drill nor inspection
 to day the boys are haven a
 good time
 snow balling with
 10 Ohio
 boys
23 Weather geten warmer
 snow going of as quick as
 it come
 I went after beef to
 day
 Nothen going on in camp
 but fun
 to day
24 Weather pleasant and
 warm no drill nor
 inspection to day
 I rote two letters one to put
 and one
 to S.. A.. Hacket
25 Found some snow on
 the ground this morning
 but went off with
 A rain We drawed
 ratshions to day
 I went with the
 team after bread
 No mail to day
26 Rained this fornoon
 but pleasant this after
 noon no drill to day
 I cleaned my gun
 to day
27 Weather pleasant
 and warm no drill
 but heavy inspetion
 to night no male
 to day
 I read 11 chepetrs in
 the new testmnnt
28 Weather pleasant in
 the fore noon but
 rained in the after
 noon I got 2 letters to
 day I dun my washen to day
 had squad drill this
 fore noon sargent bolsferd
 got his lutenden comishent
 to day
29 Weather clear and plesant
 to day but rained last
 night We had squad drill
 this after noon
 I rote a letter to my Mother
 and Sarah to day
 plade checers with John Noohs
30 Weather pleasant but
 rother cold We had squad
 drill this fore noon
 battallion drill this
 after noon
 I rote a letter home
 to day dress prade to night
31 Weather pleasant
 and Warm squad drill
 this fore noon battallion
 drill this after noon
 inspection to night
 I rote a letter to
 my brother
 Willard Warner

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