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October 1862

 

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Thought to be the one Chauncey carried.

   NO ENTRY Oct. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th MONDAY 6

Henry S. Youngs Died.

  NO ENTRY 7th& 8th
THURSDAY 9

Today I received a very nice box of goodies from N. Y. Js and Mr. & Mrs. Barker.

 NO ENTRY - Oct. 10th, 11 th, 12th & 13th

TUESDAY 14
      Mrs. Dr. Stockes, Mrs. Dr. Vanburon & Mr. H. Winder, private left for home.

The weather is cold & rainy.

 NO ENTRY - Oct. 15th & 16th
FRIDAY 17

Today Jake & I with forty or fifty other of the sickest shipped aboard of the Mary Benton for F. M. Good by Craney Island at F. M. we were transfered to the Hospt Ship Enterpe (?)

SATURDAY 18

At 8 A. M. the steamer Spaulding took 1~S in tow for N. Y. City. The weather is fine. This morning one corps (corpse) was sent ashore before we left F. M.

SUNDAY 19

The weather continues good. Last night two men died. And during the day today five more died. At night the wind rises a little.

MONDAY 20

At 6 A. M. we cast Anchor in the North River. After dinner, a part of us was transfered to Fort Wood Bedloes Island.

TUESDAY 21

Here we live more like white folks, only we have no stoves in our tents yet & to us newcomers it seems pretty cold.

NO ENTRY - 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th

TUESDAY 28

Today I received a letter from Sylvia by way of C. Isl. with five dollars enclosed.

WEDNESDAY 29

This morn went to the office to get a letter & too my great delight I found Mr. E. M. Pettit hunting for me. he gave or lent me an X. At night he went back to the city.

NO ENTRY - Oct. 30th
FRIDAY 31

Today I feel very miserable. In fact I do most of the time.