150 Years Ago Today

July 22, 1864 Was out on out Post duty Last Night built fires on all sides of us to Keep the Gallinippers of so as to Get A Littel sleep Was Relieved at Nighn oclock this Morning by to Companies of the 32nd Illinois thay are having verey heavey Fighting this fore noon the Roar of the Artillery is Incessant and Constant It Was A hot Walck of thre Miles from Pine Ridg in to Camp this Morning Magor Mcfadden and Adjutant Tayler and Capt strait returned from the front to day With orders for the Nono veterns to start home Imediatly It rained for all that Was out this Evening and it has turned quiet Cool Wrote A Letter to Mis A. F. Turpin

150 Years Ago Today

July 21, 1864 had A tolerbly Good Nights rest the Gallinippers Was verey trubelsum the Latter Part of the Night there Was the heaviest of Fighting Last Night Near the City of Atlanta and the vicinety of stone Mountain We are up Whear We Can Command A view of the Whole Countrey and there fore do Not have to keep out videtts during the day time Hattey and Kelly Went out and gathered blackberries for our diners to day We had beanes and Porck Lite Bread and stewed berries and Water from the spring for diner to day it Was to Hot for Coffe it Was verey hot to day Kelly and my self Went out and gathered A Galon and A half of blackberries it rained A fine showar this Evening

150 Years Ago Today

July 20, 1864 it is verey Misty this Morning seventy of the Regiment and A Lieut Are detailed to go out on to Pine Ridg on out Post duty to Remain to days there are William Davis Job A Dillon and Andrew J Hattey James Kelly and My self of Co(E) it is thre miles out from Camp We arived on Post at Nighn oclock the Post is A Gone one the Mist has Raised and it is verey Clear and Hot there Was the Rapidest and the heaviest of Artillery Fireing to Wards and Near Atlanta to day Kelly and myself build our selves A bunck and shed the Men Drew shoes to day there has ben teribel Fighting on the Ground that We now ocupy

150 Years Ago Today

July 19, 1864 Hot to day For all that is Capt Kanan and A Party of Men Went out on to the battel Field to burey the Dead several of the Men Went out to Get Guns to take home With them my self Pasley and Kelly and Dillon Went out and Gathered berries for our suppers the Regiment drew Cloathing to day this has ben A Lasy day for me all that I have done is rub up my Gun A Littel and Read sum the flies are so bad that it is Imposibel to sleep Eney during the day to years A go to day I Was In the City of Memphis Tennesee and Now to day I am at Marietta Georgia and What Changes have I not seen in the laps of time since then

150 Years Ago Today

July the 18th/64
as I did Not get my letter of yesterday I thought to Write A few Woords more and so the soound Mises have Come to open hostilities it seames Wel all that I have to say is that if the Copperhead Ladies Get to bold in the isplay of rebel Emblems and to out spoken in their sentiments of Love for the poor miserabel Rebels Why Give the A thrashing and Teach them that thay stil Live in teh Land are Which the stars and stripes stil in triumph Waves the Land of the Free and the Home of the brave Let them stilKnow that thay Live in A Nation of Freemen that Never Can be subdues and that Never Wil talerate the vauntings and boasting of tratars to our Lad Jes had better have A Care that he Dont Jumbile sech sentiments or Else Mis Marclla Might Give him the same dose that she gave sue Hartman and so it goes the young Men it seems that are back in old Illinois have Not Pluck Enough to Put the Coperheads Down that the Ladyes have We have ben at Work this Morning Cleaning up our Camp and are Expecting to remain here for sum time but then We may leve in side of twelve hours so uncertain are the stays of the soldier During A Campaighn this Armey Wil halt and rest and reorganise as soon as Atlanta falls and old Johnson is forced to fall back to A distance and that Wil not be menay days hence and rest at this time is what the Armey needs it has made the longest Campaighn on reccord over the worst of a country and the most Mountainous of roads Constantley under the fire of the rebel guns more or less Every day from the 12th day of may up to this Present time fighting and Marching by day and throwing up fortications and fighting by or during the Night and thus it May be far the next to months to Came for sherman is bound and determined to do his Part in the Puting down of this rebelion this summer and Thomas and Mcpherson and schafield are not behind him and then ther is old Fighting Jo Hoacker to throw in but I Wil Close hoping this may find you all in the Enjoyment of health and Prosperity
yours Ques to
D Krone
Write soon
and Direct to Marietta Goergia

150 Years Ago Today

July 18, 1864 Last Night Was verey hot and so has it ben to day this Evening it has Clouded up and Loocks verey Much Licke rain the Cornal and the Non vets are Prepearing to start home Blair and my self Went down to Marietta to day and out to the Corps Hospitals but found No one that We Was Acquainted With the Regiment has ben Consolidated in to to Companies of A Hundred and ten Men Each I Wrote A Letter to Matilda G stickel also one to Father the boys are Colecting relicts of the battel field to take Home With them

150 Years Ago Today

Camp pf the Forty first Regt
Marietta Georgia July the 17th/64
Dear father
I take my pen at this time to awnser yours of July third which I recived yesterday and was glad to hear from home once a gain and to hear that all was wel and hearty your letter gave my great satisfaction and I shal now notice sum of its items the potographs came first I ment for you to place mine along with my comrads Old Abes I Want to be in front you should not to of got shermans as I had his in it all ready the others that you bought I am wel pleased with but dont get eney that I do not order unles you get them for yourself and when you write again send me a correct list of the ones that I have at this time I now want Rasencrans and Lawmans besides those that you have not yet got Continue reading