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 Final Diary Entries

 


 

Gravestone

Maplewood Cemetery Springville. NY

 

 


Hearse receipt to Springville, NY paid by E.M. Petitt

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Mr. Pettit came over to bid me farewell before he went home.

NO ENTRY - 2nd, 3rd, 4th WEDNESDAY 5

Orderly Seargt J. B. Young left his Regt 14th Ind. Vol.

NO ENTRY- Nov. 6th

FRIDAY 7

The first Snow fell today, on Bedloes Isl., this fall. Depth about three inches.   P. M. I received a joint letter from Mother and Maria with $5 enclosed.

SATURDAY 8

The weather is rather mild. Some slopy (sloppy) under foot. P. M. It snowed a little.

SUNDAY 9

Last night it rained pretty hard. A. M. it snows again. Very heavy wind, the tide is high. The sun set clear.

MONDAY 10

Today the weather is very fair.

  NO ENTRY - NOVEMBER 11 I WEDNESDAY 12

Today we moved into one of the new tents. 64 beds in it with a partition in the center of the room.

NO ENTRY NO V. 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21 st, 22nd and 23rd.

MONDAY, NO V. 24, 1862

Today Mijs (Miss) Davis gave me one woolen shirt, drawers, socks & a Souldiers night cap.

NO ENTRY - NOV. 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th.
DECEMBER 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1862

Mrs. Chapman gave me a first rate razor, strop & brush.

NO ENTRY - DEC. 10th
THURSDAY 11

Changed Physician today. No more hopes of a discharge.

FRIDAY 12

Today Mr. Barker came to see me. He will try to get me discharged.

SATURDAY 13

Was examined today by Dr. Campbell.

NO MORE DAILY ENTRIES IN CHAUNCEY'S DIARY.

 

 

CAMP FAIR OAKS, JUNE 1,1862

In the battle of Fair Oaks, June 1st, 1862 the 5th N. H. deployed as skirmishers & opened the Ball. The 52nd N. Y. broke & run the first fire. Then Gen. Richardson ordered the 64th N. Y. to go in. Then "Brave" Gen. Howard said Attention Battalion No brake in the re ranks today. forward march We formed in line of battle on the R. R. & marched into the thick woods The Rebs pored a deathly volley into us & before we returned the compliment Gen. H. led us to the charge 'with his wright arm shot away. The Rebs broke & run. But rallied & fought us with cold lead for two hours & a half. & finaly drove them from the field. But with considerable loss. The 64th N. Y. V. went into the field with 485 first class men & came out with 217. Killed 31 Wounded 145 Missing 82 But since then the missing have all been accounted for.

Wounded of Co. A 64th New York Vol.

           Capt. Washburn                         Pri. P. Fuller

           1st Lieut. A. Darby                     E. M. Burk

           2nd Seargt W. W. Reller            P. Boardway

           3rd "D. Allen                              A. C. Cowdry

           Corporal T. Tyrer                       E. E. Eno.

           H. H. Darbey                              S. R. Hall

           Pri. W. C. Hugoboom                D. W. Laugherty

C. H. Mattoin G. W. Tyrer I. B. Stuart

L. Shedd

J. A. Sanders Sergt Joseph Jas. Savage

Co. F Batten Co. H Barstow Co.D

Co. I Renwick

CAMP FAIR OAKS, JUNE 21,1862

Capts. of 64th N. Y. V.

Co. C Maltbie Co. A Washburn Co. E Glenny Co.G

Co. B Jones

CRANY ISLAND HOSPITAL, AUG. 26th, 1862 Personal account of C. P. Joslin

26 - 1/2 lb. butter .25

26 - 5 Fish & tobacco .55

27 - roasted crab    .05

29 - for a soup       .10

29 - apples to bake   .25

SEPT. 24, 1862

2 - 1/2 lb. butter .25

8 - 1 lb. butter     .50

8 - 1/2 of a W. M .10

 8 - Tobacco        .12

10 - 1/2 doz. eggs .25
 

 OCT. 25, 1862

25 - 1/2 lb. butter    .15

25 - One doz. eggs   .25

30 - 2 qts of peanuts .32

30 - 1 lb. cheese       .16

30 - 3 pipes & Tobacco  .12

NOV. 3d, 1862

3 - 3 lbs. sausage   .36

3 - 1 Tobacco blk   .12

3 - 2 boxes pills      .50

NOV. 22d, 1862

22 - Two lbs. C. sugar .32

22 - pickled feet          .18

22 - eight stamps        .24

22 - for washing         .15