150 Years Ago Today

August 22, 1864 the Rain fell in floods last Night the trains Pased to the front by the Dozen last Night the Road Was Not Molested in this vicinity las Night to day Went out and Gathered A lot of the finest of Peaches had A Narrow Escape from to of the bushwhacker scouts as We Returned to Camp had Backed Porck and beef and the best of homeney to day there Was Mail to day but Nothing for my self We recived late Papers to day it Cleard up and Was A fine butiful day after the Nights rain Recived to papers from Macomb

150 Years Ago Today

August 21, 1864 this is the sabath is here Cloudy Rainy and Gloomy While our friends at home far A Way are Enjoying Peace and Rest we are on duty here and In Peril of our Lives from the Worse than Murderer the bushwhacker the Gurillars tore up A half a Mile of the track Within half A mile of Regimental head quarters Last Night and Got of Without A scratch the vidett herd and reported them but as he Was A recruit thay laughed at him and made no report to the Major no trains through to day from Ether Way Wrote A letter to J W Myers the boys kiled to fine hogs als Went out and Gathered A fine lot of Peaches time Pases of Wel but stil this is A Loansom Place

150 Years Ago Today

August 20, 1864 Nearly all of the Men are Gone our A faraging this Morning it rained to day quite heavey Wrote A Leter to Eligah Krone Went out A faraging and got A Lot of the finest of Peaches We also Captured A fine horse and as things Loocked verey dubious We Returned to Camp thay are Puting up A dubel line of telagraph heavey Canonading at Atlanta Drew five days Rations to day We had Fresh Porck for breackfast and supper and Porck and beanes for diiner to day We kiled A fine fat beaf this Evening I recived A Letter from Clinton sum of the boys are Gathering Peaches and selling at 25cts per Doesen to the Men on pasing trains

150 Years Ago Today

Telagraph and Road Gard/Ga
Post of Big shanty/August the 19th/64
Dear Father
I take my Pen in hand to once more pen you A few Lines the Weather is verey hot here Now in fact the heat is such that after the sun is up an hour or so A Person feels A Great deal More licke Just laying Down in the Coolest and shadiest pace that Can be found and laying there until after sun Down than he does siting down to Write letters to his friends or doing Eney thing Else it is such that it Compleatly unnerves A Person but then A person and A soldier Must Not give Way to this feeling Especaly if he Wants to hear from his home and friends to hear of them and from them is all the Consolation that A soldier has A Way here in the Poorest Rackiest hiliest and Most Mountaineous Portion of Georgia for their is Nothing here to attract his attention Nor ocupy his Mind but the Continual and Everlasting lines of Rifle Pits and brest Warcks and the Wrecks of almost Inumerbel battel fields and their sanguin Gore of unburied Dead Continue reading

150 Years Ago Today

August 19, 1864 to traines left here this Morning for Chattanooga but it is doubtful that thay Wil Get through thay Was loaded With Lady Refugees Rebel Prisnars and to of our Regiments Which had served their time out and Was Now on their Way to their homes thay Was the 21st Ind and the 38th Ohio Inft Regiments Wrote A Letter to Mr Daniel Krone the boys Went out and Kiled A fine fat hog the trains from Chattanooga Came through to day one of them had thre Cars Loaded With Mail for the Armey the Gurillars set fire to A Wood yard A Mile from our Post on the road to day and the ties Caught fire and We had to go up and Extinguish it I Was on vidett duty to day

150 years Ago Today

Auguat 18, 1864 this Morning Went to Warck all hands and finished up our baricades this Morning We had Rost Porck of the best quality for breackfast for Diner the best of boiled beanes A Lot of the boys Went out to the Peach orchard and brought in sum six bushels of Peaches there has Not yet ben Eney trains through from Chattanooga the Road Wil be repaired by one oclock to Night this Evening the Gurillars fired in to A train at Ackwarth but did No serious damage thay also Cut the telagraph but Did No damage to the track A train loaded With troops has gone there I am on vidett duty to Night

150 Years Ago Today

August 17, 1864 day verey Clear and Hot the boys are stil making Improvement to our baricades Eight of us Went out to miles A Faraging and Kiled to fine hogs and Gathered our harver sacks ful of the finest of peaches the Road is out of repair yet and there has ben No trains yet from Chattanooga there has been verey heavey fireing by the Artillery to Day at Atlanta It is reported by the rebels that Faragut and Canby have taken the City of Mobile Wrote A letter to Marion Allsman Wrote A Letter to Jese A. Krone