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  September 1862

Chauncey Joslin's brother,
William Joslin
Occupation
Harnessmaker

Born June 2, 1836
Died April 30, 1909

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1862

Today the Contrabands embarqued. It begins to look as though we had got to leave this beautiful Ile I for one shall not be sorry.

TUESDAY 2

Today they are burning the buildings around Fortress Monroe, I guess skadaddle shure.

WEDNESDAY 3
     Today we were mustered for pay. And a splendid appearance we made.

Sick, lame, halt, & blind.

THURSDAY 4

The weather is fair & hot. One year ago today I enlisted for the war. I cant say that I am sorry But it is a poor place for a private to make money or to prepare for death.

FRIDAY 5

I do not feel able to write. guess I will let the Diary go & see if I can not stop the Diarrhoea.

 

No Entry 6th & 7th

 

MONDAY 8
Today Wickliffe sorreltop, & Blucher left for their Regts. I am rather lonely.

TUESDAY 9

Today the man in the Corner is failing very fast - - - - - - - - - He died at 11 P. M. His name is McComare Co H. 20th Majs, V. (Massachusetts Volunteers.)

WEDNESDAY 10

Last night & today it has been very rainy. It has cooled the air off very nicely.

THURSDAY 11

Today Showery. To (two) gun boats are going up to Norfolk. have seen several boat loads of troops.

 

No ENTRY -12th & 13th.

 

SUNDAY 14

Today is long to be remembered, Mrs. Dr. Stockes & another lady came to see us, brought me some chicken & cold mutton.

 

MONDAY 15

Today the weather is rather hot, but Mrs S & her friend made us another call, chicken & hot custard & a jar of cureant (currant) jelly. bless their kind hearts .

 NO ENTRY 16th

WEDNESDAY 17th

Today our Regt was in the battle of Antetam. Henry G. Van Vlack was killed.

   No ENTRY 18th, 19th &20th

SUNDAY 21

This afternoon Mr. Richs brother & Mr. Ross's brother came here to see them.

MONDAY 22

Mr. Bealey Rich of Co. A. 64th N. Y. V. died at 4 A. M. at Craney Island Hosp.

NO ENTRY 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th

MONDAY 29

Today the weather is fair. At 6 P. M. Mr. Rejs (Ress?) got his discharge papers. He feels much better. If he had not got it I fear he would have died here.

TUESDAY 30

Today at 12 A. M. Mr. Rejs & his brother started for home. I wish them a happy journey.