150 Years Ago Today

July 28, 1864 to day is hot and Cloudy there is Considerbel of Artillery Practise betwen the to Armies to day I Finished our shebang to day made our buncks and Wetherboarded up the sides and made my self A Writing desk Recived A Letter from Eugenia M Pifer Wrote A Leter to Eugenia M Pifer the Men have all got their houses rebilt A gain this is to moves of Camp this Weeack the Artillery Men are out A Choping the timber down from Around their Guns so as to Give them range the health of all is Good at this time

150 Years Ago Today

July 27, 1864 Warm this Morning With A stil quiet rain A falling With A fair prospect of Continuing all day there is heavey Fighting A Gain this Morning the Roar of Artillery is unceasing Part of the Regiment Was on Duty A supporting A batrie the Batalion moved Camp at Eight oclock We have only one team to Move the Camp Equipage and Lumber to build our sheds and sheabangs to live in and it is slow and tedious it Rained and Wet us Compleatly my Comrads and self got our sheabang up and the roof on so as to keep dry the bloodiest Fighting of this War occured yester to day betwen the reeks and the 17th and 16th Armey Corps the rebs lost seven thousand Kiled and Wounded and twenty seven Hundred taken Prisnars by our Men

150 Years Ago Today

July 26, 1864 it is hot to day Notwithstanding the Cold of Last Night the Fighting has be resumed at the front this Morning to day the Rebel Prisnors are beaing sent to North to Prison thay are A Jolly Loocking set of Fellows the Men are finishing building their Quarters to day and Cleaning up the Ground Kelly and my self mad sum Additions and Improvements to our Quarters to day Just Got Camp built and cleaned up to day and orders Come to go and Clean of Another Camping Ground and Move Again to Morrow it is vexacious to Move so often the Citizens are in to day With Appels and vegetabels to trade for our Rations

150 Years Ago Today

July 25, 1864 Come in of Duty this Morning the boys that Was in Camp had their Quarters fixed up J. Kelly and my self Went to Warck and Caried Lumber and built ourselves the best of Quarters With seats Windows and Writing Desk Compleat the Regt drew Five days Rations of Pickeled Porck Coffe shugar beanes Rices Peper Decimated Potatoes soap salt and Candels the Companies are Consolidated to day in to to Companies to day there has ben uninterupted quite in front both Armies seem to be resting after the Great four days strugel and Fighting

150 Years Ago Today

July 24, 1864 Fine and Pleasant to day the Fighting to day Was terifick yester day the rebels made seven distinct Charges on our Lines and Was repulsed Evarey time With the heaviest of Loses I Was on Piquet duty to day had A fine and Pleasant time the Regiment Moved Camp to day on to the Railroad and A Mile Nearer to marietta We have much better Watter by the Change of Camp and have A Much better Locality Part of the old Mail of the regiment Came up to day but Mine Was oscer speel the boys built them selves buncks and A shed and fixed up verey Comfortabel the Greatest and the hardest Fought and bloodiest battel of the War Was fought at Atlanta on the 21st 22nd and 23th of July 64 the rebel soldiers Was ddruged and lay in their trenches until Impales on our bayonets and threw them out of the Ditches the roar of the Artillery is Again to be herd this Morning and No doubt there Wil be slaughter by the Whole sale the boys and Cornal I. C. Pugh Left the Town of Marietta for home at half past one oclock Last Night on the train When the train Pased Camp the boys Was singing We are homeward bound thay Was A hapey set of boys it affected the old Carnal to tears to say fare Wel and Leave the veterans he hated to turn his back to the foe at this stage of the Contest and return to the rancks of Civil Life

150 Years Ago Today

Camp of the 41st Ills
Marietta Ga July the 23th/64
My Dear Father
I take my Pen in hand to Pen you a few Lines by one of my Comrads that Wil start for their homes to Night and I thought that I would send you A few Lines by them Carnal I. C. Pugh is Going to make A farewel speach tot he veterans this Evening before he Leaves We hate to see the old veteran that has Lead us on so Menay A march and through the blood and Carnage of so Menay battel Fields Leave us Now and We do Not Expect to have another such A Comander our Next to years and six Months there has ben heavey and Desperate Fighting fore the Last four days Last Night our Comander General Mcphearson Was kiled His Death is truley A National Calamity to the Armey the Countrey and the Nation and Menay is the tear shed to day in his Memoray by the soldiers of the 17th A. C. for thay know his Warth and value but the Paper Wil Give you all teh Perticulars our Division Comander brigadier General Gresham Was Dangerously Wounded the 20th and his succesar General Giles A smith Was kiled Last Night both Was tried andAble oficers and their Like Cannot be replaced at this time the Rebels General Hood Was also kiled Last Night he Was the most Able oficer that Johnson has or had in his Armey the slaughter on both sides is Awful the fifty third Illinois Last Night had Forty Mend kiled dead on the field and Evarey Man that Was Not Wounded Was taken Prisnars by the rebels the Third Ioway Went into the action With thirteen oficers and seven Was left Dead on the field and thay Last Men in Prapartion so that you may have sum Ide of the teribel Fighting that is Now going on at and Around the City of Atlanta our men Charge the rebel Warcks and the rebels are so desperate that our men have to Literaly throw them out of the trenches With the bayonet thay seem to of at last found the long talcked of Last ditch today the fighting has ben the heaviest by far of Eney that has ben yet but of our final succes I have Not the slitest Doubt Atlanta Wil be ours General McPhearson body Pased through here today he is beaing taken to his home in the state of Ohio for Interment the Weather here has ben verey hot until Last Night When there fel one of the heaviest of rains and today it has ben Cool Cloudy and Pleasant I shal send by one of my returning Comrads my letters and Correspndance I Wish them to Preserved Just as thay reach you until my return and if I never am Permited by the fate of War to return Why then open the Pacage and Notify my various friends of the same I Want you to attend to the geting of those Potographs and send them on Imediatly send them thre or four at A time and send me rite A Way all the undisposed ones that I left When I Came in to the field and When you Write let me know if you have yet Got my vest that I sent by Expres from Cairo and if you have Not Why go to Mr Lemual Brewingtons and Get it it has my Name on A slip of Paper also in Writing to be Delivered to Mr Daniel Krone it is A sky blue vest as I have Nothing of intrest at this time to Write I shal Close and hope that this may find all its benefits my health is tolerbly Good
yours Ques
Write soon as you recive this

150 Years Ago Today

July 23, 1864 it is verey Cool and Pleasant this Morning the Men beloning to the Regt and have ben on detail out in front Came in this Morning to start for home the boys and the old Cornal start for home in the Morning the Fifty third regt and the third Ioway Was Cut to Peices in A Charge day beofre yester day We Was to of Went but the Cornals and Mens time beaing out the third Ioway Was sent in our Place it Was A Luckey Change for us for Now thay have lost all their oficer and A third of their Men Carnal I. C. Pugh Made A Parting speach to the veterans and he and the Non veterans of the forty first Leave for their homes this Evening I sent A Letter and A Page of my old Letters to Father by Job A. Dillon Last Night the Armey and the Nation suffered A National Los and Calamity in the Death of Magor General James B. Mcphearson the Commander of the Department and Armey of the Tennesee he Was the soldiers General and General shermans Wright hand Man if there Was A hard and dificult Peice of Warck to be done the 17th Armey Corps and General Mcphearson Was shure to be sent to Perform it in the last four days there has ben the heaviest and Most desperate of Fighting and the Los fo General oficers has ben of the heaviest in the seventeenth Corps there Was Kiled dead on the Field Last Night brigadier General Giles A smith Commander of the old Fighting Fourth Division and on the 20th brigadier General Gresham Commanding teh Fourth Division Was Dangerously Wounded if Not Moortaley and also last Night brigadier General Faree of the 3thrd Division q7th A. C Was Kiled and to day there has ben the most desperate of fighting in last Nights Combat the Rebel General Hood Was Kiled he Was Johnsons second in Command and also his Most Able oficer he stood the same to Johnson that Mcphearson Did to sherman the rebels fight With A determination such as thay have Never before done here in the West thay have to be flung out of the rifle Pits With the bayonets of our men