150 Years Ago Today

Sept 2, 1864 Cool And verey Pleasant A train is of the track between here and Marietta Consequently there has ben No trains through for the Last 20ty hours A Despatch from the front to day says that at ten Minuets past Eleven oclock to day the twentieth Armey Corps hoisted the stars and stripes over the steapels and spiers of the City of Atlanta it is stated to day that the 16th A. C has Posesion of the City of Macon Georgia Wrote A Letter to F. B stickel to day Wrote A Letter to A young Lady of Georgia for Mr A. J. Matley our Major Was up from Moon station to see us to day

150 Years Ago Today

Sept 1, 1864 this the first day is fine and Clear the Notes of the violin are floating out on the breese this fine stil Evening also the shrill Clear blast of the bugle there Was Artilery fireing last Night at or Near Atlanta the 165th A. C. Armey of the Tennesee Is Reported to day to hold Posesion of Macon Ga hope that it is true Evarey thing Pased of quiet and Wel on vidett duty and Was Relived this Evening there Was A Colesion of trains between here and Marietta to day several Cars smashed but No one hurt there Was A Colesion and thre Men Kiled and several Wounded yester day at Cartersvill

150 Years Ago Today

August 31, 1864 Clear and salubrious day Regiment Drew five days rations Part of the boys have ben out A foraging A gain to day We are out More or Les Evarey day and traverse all Parts of the countrey to day divided our squad of Fifty Men in to four Meses the old Cits Come in thick to Get Provisions thay eagerly buy All of our surplus Rations and at the same time thay Want five Prices for their Mile and vegetabels and fruit A Large Mail Came in to day but Nothing for my self I am on vidett duty to Night the health of all the Men is Good at this time

150 Years Ago Today

August 30, 1864 to day has been Clear and fine but verey Hot Went down the Road to see that All Was rite Just at daylight After breackfast four of My Comrads and My self Went out And Gathered A Lot of fine fruit A Party Went out and kiled A fine Beaf and We have A Plenty of fresh meat the Road is out of order and A Train Run off the track at Graysvill and there has been No Train through from Chattanooga four twenty hours We are in daily Expectation of A Great battel south of Atlanta Patroled the Road at one O Clock to day and found it all rite and my duty done

150 Years Ago Today

August 29, 1864 Day Hot but Pleasant Last Night A Party of the Regt from Moon station Went out And Captured A spy and bushwhacker and Gide of the Guirrillie bands of the Name of Philips also A lot of Goods that he had Captured from uncle sam recived A Reinforcement of fifteen Men to day Went out faraging And Got A Lot of fine peaches and Melons to Night I am on patrol duty and start down the Road at seven and Return at half past Eight and then my duty is done until daylight

150 Years Ago Today

August 28, 1864 day Fine and Delightful Last Night the Gurilliars Made A demonstration on this Post of bigshanty but finding us Wide Awake and ful of fleas thay thought discretion the better part of valor and With drew the Road Was unmolested last Night and the trains Went and Came through all safe the boys had A Gay times Last Evening Wrote A Letter to Mr N. sanders Wrote A Leter to Theodore Pifer 2nd Cav to of our Men taken With stoneman Come in to day having Escaped from the Rebel Prison four rebel soldiers Come in With them and Gave them selves up also

150 Years Ago Today

August 27, 1864 A fine and Cool Day Was on vidett duty Last Night And to day Last Night the Gurillars threw A train of the track between Moon station and Ackworth and smashed the Engine and thre Cars to Attoms killing thre Men And Wounding six the Whole Armey Excepting one Corps has taken twenty days Rations and Moved round to the south or Rear of Atlanta and there Wil be desperate fighting as the Move Compleatly Cuts all the rebel Lines of Communications the Corps Remaining North of Atlanta has falen back seven Miles to the Chatchoochie River Whear it holds an Impregnabel Position