150 Years Ago Today

Camp of the 41st At Marietta Ga
sept the 29th/64
Dear Father
as Clinton is Writing A few Lines I thought that I Would ad A few the Weather here has been verey Changeabel since the Eighteenth of the Month and there has been A Great Quantity of Rain fell since then our Duty since our Return to this Place has been verey Constant and heavey and We hardley Get twelve hours rest at A time the Rebels Captured And burned A train loaded With rations the other Night And We and the thirty second Regt Was out After them All Night but We Might as Wel of been in our beds they burnt one Negrow and Would to of burnt the Conductar if one of our Men had Not discovered him in time to rescue him from his Perilous Position and A horibel Death the rebels Robed him of his Pocket boock and Money but thay left him to his fate such is the humanity of the Chivalry Which the traitors of the North Are Crying unto us to let A loan to let them have their own Way And destroy the union as thay Pleas but I belive that thay Wil find themselves Doomed to the bitterest and Most galling of Disappointment but as Clinton Wil Give you all the News I shal to What I set out for I shal in A few days from Now start to your for safe keeping until my return to Pacages of my Coresponodance thay Wil be in yellow buff Envelops and Wil be directed to you Decatur Macon County Illinois I Just Came in of Duty this Morning and Wil have to Go on Again in the Morning but Nothing More at this time your Afectionate son Ques to
his Father D. Krone
Ps the tribune of the 8th has Come to hand and Was Gladly recived

150 Years Ago Today

Sept the 29th.64 stil Cloudy And rainey Was Relived From Picquett duty At Eight oclock this Morning and Returned to Camp Evarey thing Pased of Wel one of the Men Imagined that he heard sum one sliping through the Lines And raised An Alarm but We soon Paid No Attention to him as he is Always seeing ore hearing More than Eney one Else there Was A Regiment Went back to day to Gard the Railroad Wrote A Letter to Mrs Matilda G stickel Wrote to John Ward to day Wrote to My Father to day the Railroad is Cut Again between Chattanooga And Mufersburough by the Rebel General Wheelar and there is No teling how Long he Wil keep it Cut For it seems that he cannot be hoisted out of there by our Men

150 Years Ago Today

Sept the 28th/64 day Cloudy And Rainey My self And Clinton Are on Picquet duty to day And We haave A drizzly time of it We have Made our selves A shed With our rubber blanckets the thirty seccond Regt left here to day And Went to the Kenesaw to Gard the Railroad there and keep the Gurrilliars From tearing up and destroying the Railroad At that Point their leaving Makes the duty twice as heavey on us We have to Go on duty Evarey other day until More troops Comes in the Nashville And Alabama Rail Road has ben Cut A Gain by the Rebels the bridg over duck River beaing burned We stil have the Nashville and stevenson Road to supply us With rations

150 Years Ago Today

Sept the 27th/64 to day has been verey Clear and Fine to day All of the Availbel Men of the Regt Was sent out on A Foraging Expedition Went out six Miles and Loaded the train With Corn and Returned to Camp Without Meeting With Axident this Mornign We had Not the Men to Relive our Picquetts And thay have to Remain on duty Forty Eight hours We also had to send Last Night Forty Men to Gard the Railroad Whear the rebels burnt the train the other Night to Prevent them From Again tearing it up It i Reported that Ritchmond has been taken and that Lieut General Grant Was Wounded and since died Wrote A Letter to Mis A. F. Turpin

150 Years Ago Today

Sept the 26th/64 to day is bright and butiful it has been Almost Cool Enough for Frost since the Equinactial storm this morning have Just Come of Picquett duty thay have been putting us through Pretty Rough the Night of the 24th I Was up all Night on out Post duty beaing up thre Nights in succesion and Marching one of them to day Cleaned and Polished My Gun and Accouterments to of the boys today Concluded that thay had Lived at Peace long Enough so thay tuck A Civil Fistity Cuf the Post Quarters Master sold our shugar and Carnal Logan has reported the Facts to General Mcauther Wrote A Letter to Mis Josie stickel

150 Years Ago Today

Sept 25th/64 to day is the brightest and Clearest day of the season Last Night None of the Regiment Go to rest Just as I Went to bed A orderly Came in With orders for the Regiment to Fall in and March to the rescue A traiin the rebels had Captured the thirty seconed Regiment Went With us We Went to big shanty and teh 14th Pickets Fired on our scirmishers but luckaly they hit No one We was to late to save the train it and all its Contents Was burnt by the Gurilliars Also A Negrow the conductor Would of been burnt also if one of the Gards of the train had Not Pulled him out from under the burning train We marched all Night and traveled 16tn Miles Wrote A letter to Mrs E. M. Pifer salley Got tight on A Whiskey stew last Night on Picket duty to day Was ration day We drew verey small rations for Five days the reason Why so small the Post Quarters Master stole and soled them he sold all of our shugar and Cornal logan has Reported the Facts to brigadier General Mcaurther Commanding the post of Marietta and the district of the sweeat Watter

150 Years Ago Today

Sept 24th/64 It Rained verey hard this Morning but A bout Eight oclock it Cleard up and the Day has been Fine Was Relived this Morning by the thirty second Regt Ills Returned to Camp and had A Good Wash All hands Are ordered to have there Guns in Perfect trim or Els have to Clean them under Gard in the Companey quarters after Inspection to Morrow this Evening the Major and Fifty Men have Gone out to Chase A squad of Gurilliars that Came round to sacy Wrote A Letter to Mrs Harry rupp Crouch and Blair are Chestnuting