The Diary of LaFrancis E. Hackett


5th Independent Ohio Sharpshooters


September 1864

1          weather warm and pleasant to day
           I have ben sick all day to day
           no male to day
           no news from the frunt to day
2          weather warm and pleasant today
           no male to day
           good news to Alanta belogs to uncl Sam now
           the town fell into his hands last night
           I am on gard tonight
3          weather rather weet and cold to day
           I have ben sick all day
           no male to day
           no news from the frunt to day
4          weather warm and pleasant to day
           I dont feal much beter to day
           I rote A letter to my wife to day
           we hav jest got orders to be ready for A march at 7
           oclock to morowe morning
5          weather warm and pleasant this fore noon but rand this
           after noon
           the Co Started for Alanta this morning
           I was left to gard wagon till to morow morning
6          weather warm and pleasant this forenoon but rand this
           after noon
           we started for Alanta at 1 oclock got there at 4
           I went to work and poot up my Shanty Alone this time
7          weather warm and pleasant to day
           I fixed my tent and cleand my gun to day
           was detald for gard to night
8          weather warm and pleasant to day
           I am on gard to day
           no male for a week back
           the 23 and 4 army core past threw town to day
           they are going out side a little wase to lay up for
           1 month
9          weather warm and pleasant to day
           I went to town to day
           I got 2 letters from Susannah 1 from my sister
           all so anserd 1
10         weather warma nd pleasant today
           I was on gard to day
           we drawd rations to day
           I got A letter from my wife to day
           I poot A Shade over my tent to day
11         weather warm and pleasant today
           Sargent lemon and my slef went over to the 65 reg
           I saw mel Tarter he is well as usel
12         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I rote A letter to my wife all so to my Sister to day
           4 of Co A was detald to go after foreg to day
           I am on gard
13         weather warm and pleasant to day
           it is quite A lasy day with me to day
           I bot A fring pan to day pade 150 for it
14         weather warm and pleasant today
           I rote Some direa in my other boock to day
           I am on gard to night
           our agent went home to day
           Some of the boys was glad to see him go and say they
           hope he will never cum back
15         weather warm and pleasant today
           there was 4 of our boys detald to go after foreg to day
           I came of from gard to night
           I feal prety well to day
16         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I got a pass and run round Town this fore noon
           reported to day that we have richman
           I saw a female drest in mens close to day
17         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I was detald for gard to night
           Ureal waring was here to day
           I cleand my pistol to day
18         weather wet and rany to day
           I was on gard to day
           no male to day
           there was some of the boys from the 10 regt hear to day
19         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I went out to decater to day and saw some of the olmstead
           boys
           they wer all well as usel
20         weather warm and pleasant this fore noon but rand this
           after noon
           I got 2 letters to day 1 from my wife 1 from my sister
           I releved from gard to night
21         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I got 3 letters to day 1 from mother 2 from home
           I went on gard tonight
           Hirum bradferd was hear to see me to day
           I rote A letter to my wife to day
22         weath weat and rany to day
           I am on gard to day
           the report is now that we are going to releved from the
           train
           the last of the amnition was turned over to day
23         weather tother weet and rany to day
           I rote to my mother to day
           I was detald for gard to night
24         rand this forenon but was pleasant the after noon
           I was down town on gard to day
           had A booley good time and A late supper
           no male to day
25         weather pleasant and warm to day
           I have ben geten some lumber for winter quarters to day
           we had heavy inspection to day
           I mad some gun today
26         weather pleasant  and warm today
           I was or detale this afternoon
           what time I have had to Spare I have ben pooting up my
           shanty
           Joseph Seeten started home on A furlow to day
27         weather pleasant and warm today
           I have ben working on my shamhang to day
           oscar meeett toock 1 of the train teams and drawed A
           load of brick for A chimley
28         weather pleasant and warm to day
           I have not dun much to day
           I got A letter from my wife to day
           I was detald for gard tonight
29         weather pleasant the most of the day
           Hirum bradferd was hear to day from the 103
           I got A letter from home to day
30         weather warm and pleasant to day
           I rote A letter to day
           there was Some promotions in our Co to day
           willem lemon ordley Stevens 3 sargent tompson 7 corprel
           treet 5 corprel

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