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.
NO ENTRY- Nov. 6th
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.
The weather is rather mild. Some slopy (sloppy) under
foot. P. M. It snowed a little.
Last night it rained pretty hard. A. M. it snows
again. Very heavy wind, the tide is high. The sun set clear.
Today the weather is very fair.
NO ENTRY - NOVEMBER 11 I
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
NO ENTRY - DEC. 10th
Changed Physician today. No more hopes of a
Today Mr. Barker came to see me. He will try to get
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
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