Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Scope and Content
This collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 1958 by Mrs. H. Shields of Cleveland, Ohio. This collection is part of the larger Special Collection 1, containing a number of Civil War manuscript collections.
Michael Deady was born July 24, 1841 in Aurora, Ohio. The family moved to Solon, Ohio, where Deady farmed. He enlisted as a private in Company A of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 18, 1861. He was discharged on a surgeon’s certificate of disability February 26, 1863. Following his discharge, Deady returned to Ohio and married in 1867. He then moved to Hudson, Ohio, where he was employed by W. B. Straight and Son until the company was sold. Deady then traveled as a mechanic for The Harvester Company of Akron, Ohio. Following the death of his wife (1916), Deady lived with his daughter, Mrs. H. Shields in Cleveland, Ohio until his death in 1924.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of two small leather-bound diaries kept by Deady during his Civil War service and the months following his discharge (1862 and 1863); Deady’s discharge certificate; Roster of the Surviving Members of the Twenty-Third Regiment, O.V.V.I. dated August 1896; and an envelope with a Union image imprint are also part of this collection.
The diaries contain nearly daily entries, beginning January 7, 1862 through December 31, 1862 and from January 1, 1863 to November 14, 1863.
Deady’s short entries consist of reports of weather, marches, camp activities, battle actions, and casualties of Company A. Deady noted his return to Ohio on furlough in early January 1863 and his discharge, given at Camp Chase, February 26, 1863. Returning to Solon, Deady recorded his travels to neighboring towns, visits with friends, his work, and the frequent loss of time due to illness. In the final pages of the 1863 diary, Deady recorded the names of correspondents and dates of their letters. He also listed the names of those individuals to whom he wrote and the dates on which his letters were written. The inventory contains a transcript of Deady’s 1862 and 1863 diaries prepared by Bowling Green State University student Jacci Penrose (2007).
Ac. 1133, 1224
1. Civil War discharge certificate of Michael Deady
2. Roster of the Surviving Members of the Twenty-Third Regiment, O.V.V.I. dated August, 1896
3. Envelope with Union imprint, n.d.
4. Deady Diary, 1862
5. Deady Diary, 1863
Deady Diary: 1862
Tuesday January 7, 1862.
List of killed, wounded and missing of Co. A 23d Reg
Sep 14th on South Mountain
List of killed
Private Thadeous A Ross
Private Joshuay Barns
Private John Punn
Corporal Asa Vansickle
Private Robbert B. Cornwell
Private Thomas Connans
Private Edwin B. Cambell
Private Henry Burimuster
Private Henry Bradish
Private Emory Hewett
Private Joseph A. Joel
Friday, January 10, 1862.
Sep 14 List of missing
Private Henry Pragin
Private Jacob Howery
List of killed wounded & missing Wednesday Sep 14th at antetiem creek
List of killed Corporal S.E.Pull
List of Wounded Corporals
Monday, January 13, 1862.
Sep 17 Wounded
Private Wm Gill
Private Wm Walace
Private L. Hannah
Private E.E. Henry & Prisoner
Missing Isac Ulhman
Prisoner John Fitch
Sunday, February 9, 1862.
Left home Started from Bedford in company with Higby Harrs
In Wheeling all all Day lef on boat at night for Gallipolis
Wednesday, February 13, 1862.
In Wheeling on Boat all day got to Gallipolis in evening
Took Boat for up Kanawha got to Piatt at ten this evening
Saturday, February 15, 1862.
Pay on the Grand trunk at camp Piatt 25 cts it went for mush
Myself Harris Higby & Thurston returned to camp took the Boart at Piatt for Loop Creek they went on foot to camp got there about 8 oclock
Received new of taking of Fort Donaldson, great rejoicing in camp
Tuesday, February 18, 1862.
John Black and C.N. Hickox went on Ferloughs
Received pair of light Blue pants from Government
Recd orders to be ready to march at one Hours notice
Friday, February 21, 1862.
Reported capture of General Price & Staff in Missouria confirmed
Geo. C. Thurston promoted to corporal Weather wet & rainy firing of Canon at Fayettville to Selbrat Washintons Birth Day
Weather cold & raining return of Sart Chamberlin & Richards to camp
Monday, February 25, 1862.
Return of Wenborn Cowen weather cold snow falling in the fore part of the Day wind Blowing heavy
Weather very pleasant
Weather dull and cloudy part of the day raining
Thursday, February 27, 1862.
Nothing of importance
Musterd for pay
Saturday, March 1
Return of T.C. Hewitt J. Hill from Ferlough & H H Woodruff from Hospital
Sunday, March 2, 1862.
Return of N Kelley been Home on Ferlough
Weather cold and Stormy
Clear but cold
Wednesday, March 5, 1862.
Cold and Snow
Corporal Lynne Started for home on Ferlough
12 men under corporal vansickle on detached duty to put up telegraph between Fayettevill &Raleigh
Saturday, March 8, 1862.
Return of H. Brastich had been Home on Ferlough
Weather pleasant & clear A Ives Started Home on Ferlough
Weather dull with some rain
Tuesday, March 11, 1862.
Pleasant J. black returned to Camp from home been Home on Furlough
Pleasant Sarg. Killam returned to camp from Cleveland Ohio having been Home on Ferlough
Stormy To Day
Friday, March 14, 1862.
Pleasant 8 cavalry ambushed 2 killed 2 wounded 2 taken prisoners 2 escaped. out by Shady Springs beyond Raleigh(Gilmore
Stormy and rainy
Rainy C.N. Hickox returned to camp on guard
Monday, March 17, 1862
Rainy recd news of the Capt of Newburn N.C. by the Burnside expedition with a loss on our side of 400) Rebbel loss not reported Loss taken, also two Days fighting at Island No 10 on the Mississippi
Thursday, March 20, 1862
Cloudy nothing of importance in camp to Day
Cloudy News Recd of the taken of Fort Macon corporal Morgan went to Raleigh with cattle for army use.
Weather dull and snow
Sunday, March 23, 1862
Nothing of importance in camp to day Moderate weather
Nothing of importance in Camp to Day weather Moderate
Pleasant Nothing of importance to Day
Wednesday, March 26, 1862
Squad sent down to escort the Paymaster up on Guard now in front of our quarters Guard to Day
Lieut Kennedy assigned 1st Lieutenant of Co. A has not took command yet
15 prisoners passed on their way to Columbus Paymaster unwell Return of corp Lyne from Home been on Ferlough
Saturday, March 29, 1862
clear and Pleasant
Pleasant & clear
Tuesday, April 1, 1862
Pleasant & clear
Pleasant & clear
Recd marching orders for Raleigh Paid of[f] Sent Home $50.00 40 to Father 10 to Mother got letter from O.E.L. one from M.J.W. one from M.J.D. Received 78.00
Friday, April 4, 1862
Company Started at 8 and Stoped at at Fayetteville till ½ past 9 Resumed the line of March camped at night at a Log House owned by a man by the name of Blake 15 ½ miles
arived at Raleigh at about three oclock P.M. Regt Band escorted the company into town pitched our tents and camped misty all day JS, JP. Myself went hed got breakfast.
Genera cleaning up of equipments dess pirade at six oclock and Co I will P.M. received 1 Blouse of Government
Monday, April 7, 1862
Wet and Cold
Thursday, April 10, 1862.
Wet and cold
Pleasant & clear news recd of the capture of island no 10 With 6,000 Prisoners. Rout of the Rebls under Beauregard at Cornith Death of Gen Johnston Beauregard wounded in the right arm
Pleasant indications of Battalion Drill this morning squad went out under Srgt Chamberlin to capture some Rebbels returned this morning without them shots fired one supposed badly wounded.
Sunday, April 13, 1862
Cloudy company Inspection
Rainy on Guard
Wednesday, April 16, 1862
Pleasant plenty of Drill
Company moved one mile to Gen Becklys
Saturday, April 19, 1862
Orders to march raining
Still, remaining camp sickly on account of the heavy rain which has raised the Big Piney so high that we cant cross we will probably start tomorrow if the rain seaces to Day
Still in camp the rain has ceased this morning and has the appearances of our I how we will be on the march by that time.
Tuesday, April 22, 1862.
The sun has been seen this morning but still it has the appearances of rain no marching to be done this morning
Weather Somewhat pleasanter than for the last four Days
at about ½ 9 the Regiment struck tents, and too, up their line of March crossed Big Piney River then Big Beaver and afterward little Beaver and encamped near the stream the whole distans M was three miles after pitching tents commenced raining and rained all night
Friday, April 25, 1862
The rain has Seased but the Steams are up so that they cannot be crossed Co C orderd to be ready to march at midnight
A detachment of the 23d consisting of C. A. E. C. & H. Started on a scout at 121/2 oclock night expecting to find a body of Busa at Jumper Branch distance from camp 18 miles found non then to Blue Stone 8 miles on where we camped for the night on Guard
at 8 oclock Co A Started for camp after going about 1 mile was joined by Co G Q Miles further by Co H & E reached Shady Springs at 4 ½ where the rest of the Reg. was camped whole distance 1st Day 25 miles 2d Day 21 miles
Monday, April 28, 1862
Weather Pleasant Corporal Vansickle returned to camp Brought me letters from Home one from town and Some other thugs Ben & Sugar
Raining Co C went out on a scout. Camp No 2
Musterd for pay at 5 ½ oclock A.M. at 8 oclock the Reg started on the march camping at night on flat top N No 3
Thursday May 1, 1862
the reg Started on the march after proceding about 5 m. we camp upon the Co C who had been fighting Bushwhack one man killed 20 wounded enemy loss Cap 3 privates 30 wounded Co A deployed around at princton after marching 22 miles affull muddy
all quiet weather pleasant nothing doing only laying in camp
Train arived leaving our tents Halpin returned to camp from Ferlough.
Sunday, May 4, 1862
Provision train camp up and one company of the 30 Regt cloudy appearance of rain on Grand Guard on Giles road Post No 1 raind after part of the night
Raining relieved this morning took half a hog n to camp received letter from Magie
weather pleasant arrival of Col E. P. Scammon and the 30 reg from Raleigh 5 companies Started for Giles C H H T & K
Wednesday, May 7, 1862
the Balance of 23rd Started made a force march to Giles arived at 5 Oclock the co that proceded us captured a Rebel Col Major and 13 men besides all their commissary Stores
Teams arived with our cooking utencils all quiet Detachment of Cavalry Send out to riconiter 16 miles See 2500 Enemy in line of Battle Short Skermish one Rebel officer killed none of ours injuried.
Report the Rebbls are reinforced uring the night and are preparing to attack us fortifying 14 miles from here we expect reinforcements ot night of the 30d Regt and one Batter of five guns one Parot
Saturday, May 10, 1862
At five oclock this morning we was alarmed by the appearance of the Rebbels in force there was five Battalions with 11 pieces of artilery we retreated 9 miles met our Reinforcements loss one Infantry 2 Cavalry
we bivouacked last night on the Bank of N. river 9 miles from G.C.H. at one oclock we fell Back three miles to a narrow pass in the M. and camped 12 Reg arived mail arived
Forage party crost the River all quiet around Camp
Tuesday, May 13, 1862
Dress Pirade at six oclock first Brigade all here 23d 30 & 12 Rebts under comand of E.P. Scammond comanding Brigade
Weather Dull with rain Don my washing to Day one Shirt 2 Handerchiefs pair Socks
Cloudy General Cox expected to Day all quiet on N. River this camp situated on N.R. a the mouth of East River
Friday, May 16, 1862
Cloudy no rations yet Rebbels tried to Surround our Pickets attack antissipated by E.P. Scamon long Roll Batallion in line Co A deployed as Skermishers in the age of woods relieve every 4 Hours
Called out at 2 Oc by Col Hayse deployed in the age of woods again Soon went Back commenced retreat rear arived at Princton at Dark Rebbel occupied withville road Slep on our arms in an open field
Roused up at 2 oclock with the intention of as was supposed of attacting the Enemy we sill continued our retreat camping at night 9 miles from Random Co A packin up to go on Picket Guard on Guard
Monday, May 19, 1862
went back as far as flat Top mountain where we Bivouacked
Bivouacked on Flat Top Mountain misty all day
Had Battalion Drill on top of the Mountain 2 Oclock A detachment of 23d Co A E & K one howitzer and Dquad of Cavalry under Major Cromney left flat Top taking B.S.R. marched 7 miles Stoped in an old Bar over night
Thursday, May 22, 1862
Resumed our March toward to Blue Stone and Halted for orders Cols Scammon & Ewing rode forward to examin the roads not passable forded the river back again and Bivouacked for the night.
Cols E P Scammon & Ewing returned to Flat Top on Guard Picket with Chapman & Connars on New B. S. River
Raining commenced March at 10 Co A went down Pack ferry road 3 miles ordered Back in 10 minutes to Flat Top I got some Butter Bread Eggs milk put them on the wagon in charge of H or H went within 6 miles of Flat Top M So Dark could go no further So Dark could not see the road
Sunday, May 25, 1862
at 5 oclock we resumed our March arived at Flat Top M at 7 ½ every thing quiet Glorious news from Corinth but what it is we cannot find out received our mail
In Camp company Drill Dress Pirade
weather warm report that our troops are in possession of Corinth taking 20,000 prisoners
Wednesday, May 28, 1862
Raining Report of the Evacuation of Richmond
on Grand Guard Supunary
Heavy thunder storm Lighting Stuck 3 trees in close to camp
Saturday, May 31, 1862
General Inspection Corinth Evacuated
Sunday, June 1
Warm 2 Co of 23d 3 of 30th have Started for packs Ferry with Howtzars and company of Gilmons cavalry
Cloudy with some rain Signed Pay Rolls preparatory to being Paid one of the 23d Reg Shot off his thumb this morning another Battle near Richmond which results in disorder of the Rebbels
Tuesday, June 3, 1862
Received Pay weather warm & pleasant but muddy Sent Home $15.00 10 to N. V. 5 to Wm Deady
Friday, June 6, 1862
News from Corinth an English Rebel Officer Deserted & came into our lines Reported 50,000 troops deserted from Beauregarde Army principally Luisianians & Missippians & Alabamians
Cold appearance of rain
Monday, June 9, 1862
Misty Report that Memphis has surrendered to Fedral Fleet within four miles Charleston S.C.
Raining and muddy
Campany Drill from 9 till 10 A.M. & from 3 till 4 PM on top the mountain one pair Drawers
Thursday, June 12, 1862
Clear and pleasant company Drill
Camp Jones Raining & cool in morning pleasant after noon went out on pack Ferry R to pitch tents Mitchell Hayn Pralace C. Chamberlin & Green & myself Stoped all night
Pleasant Day clearing up camp
Sunday, June 15, 1862
Heavy thunder shower
Cold & windy rather Damp
Clear and pleasant Higby & myself went to creek washed Shirt Drawers Socks and Bathed
Wednesday, June 18, 1862
Company & Battalion Drill Raining in the afternoon on regimental Guard Post one cold raind most all night
Company Drill Rain in the Afternoon
clear and pleasant
Saturday, June 21, 1862
Battalion & company Drill weather Pleasant cool wind on police duty chopped and Hawld wood to Hd Quarters
Weather Pleasant but clouded up in the after noon done my washing
clear & pleasant Battalion & company Drill
Tuesday, June 24, 1862
wrote three letters went picked some Wintergreens tended to Drills weather Pleasant & warm received 4 letters one paper
Battalion Drill & company Drill manual of Arms in afternoon got 1 pair shews one Blouse weather pleasant teamsters alarmed by A woman wrote to C. E. Richards
Weather pleasant all quiet in camp Battalion Drill & Company Drill forenoon & afternoon also received 3 letters by mail one from M. W. A. W, & C. P. Bald
Friday, June 27, 1862
Weather pleasant & warm on Grand Guard Post one Lieut Thompson officer of Guard 23d went to bathe
relieved this morning fogy & Irishing rain wrote 2 Letters to A.L.M., M.H.W. received letter from Martin no Drill to Day Dress Parade at 6 oclock pleasant this afternoon
Cloudy with cool wind inspection of quarters by Dr. McCarty & Weber & Colonel Hayse at 8 A.M. Letter to Mart, & to Mother Been Burring Al quiet in camp nothing going on but Dress pirade at 8
Monday, June 30, 1862
Cloudy & cool with little rain mustered for Pay at 8 oclock A.M. no Drill today Dress Pirade quite pleasant this afternoon.
Tuesday, July 1
Pleasat Drill in the fore noon clouded up the afternoon & commended raining & raind all night
this morning raing raind all fore noon cleard off in the afternoon remains cloudy no Drill or Dress Pirade weather cool anemerriment
Thursday, July 3, 1862
Pleasant Sun Shines Bright all things out airing Battalion Drill in forenoon Co Drill & Dress Pirade afternoon
Band Played at 4 A.M. 3 Beautifull tunes no Drill all well and feel prety well in camp weather Pleasant Boys build a low House & have a Dance in evening have a good time officers take pat prety well run
Pleasant very warm on Grand Guard Post No 1 Lieut. Jackson officer of Grand Guard one prisoner sent in from pipe Stem Settlement he says
Sunday, July 6, 1862
nice and warm cool Breeze come of Guard this A.M. done my wasthing &c! Dress Pirade Mail came none for me
Pleasant & warm recd news of the fight before Richmond first 2 days fighting
warm and Pleasant Drill of 1 hour before Breakfast in preference to Drilling at 9 A.M. Battalion Drill after Dress Pirade all quiet
Wednesday, July 9, 1862
All Quiet & Pleasant Drill Before Breakfast & after Dress Pirade Battalion Drill Recd news of the two Days fight at Richmond
All Quiet & Pleasant & verry warm in the forenoon clouded up and rained in afternoon mail came Recd three Letters M.H. and D.O.E.
Cloudy and rainy no Drill till Dress Pirade recd paper stamps16 envelops from Home wrote to M.A and M to Mag misty most all Day.
Saturday July 12, 1862
Cloudy & foggy in the forenoon recd three letters & one papers & letter from Y Potter & from Mrs Morgan recd marching orders
revirce at 4 oclock got up and got Breakfast took up the line of march at 7 arived at this place at 4 12 miles Distant with knapsacks on wagons come with tents at Sun set Tremendous out
Pleasant Detald for Guard on guard on Blue stone road post No 3 Co. F & H gon to Blue Stone on a scout offull warm this is came Green Meadows
Tuesday, July 15, 1862
relieved came to camp company getting ready to go to Packs Ferry weather very warm got one letter from Lib
weather warm and Hot Detaild for fatigue fixed Bathing trough clouded up in the Eve and raind
weather mougy & warm cleard off pleasant in afternoon mail and recd: 3 letters one from Mart & Glen & Maria Dress Pirade in evening wrote one letter to Mart—
Friday, July 18th, 1862
drawed 1 pair Pants weather wet and rainy nothing doing in camp wrote one letter to Ellen this day cleard of had Dress Pirade and Battalion Drill
weather cloudy & cool Chaomand & myself went to packs ferry to day all night & Higby also went Frishing & Pathing
Started from the ferry at 8 A.M. to our Camp at 12 weather warm clouded up in the afternoon and raind Some no pirade
Monday, July 21, 1862
Cloudy & fogy cleared of the reg went out target shooting Dress pirade mail cam got three letters N.S. O.E.S. cake in one from Mans drawed one pair Drawers
weather pleasant on Guard on picket post No 1 at Blacksmith Shop Cap Skiles officer of Day company 3 Ladies in after noon
weather pleasant & cloudy relieved mail came got 3 letters one from M.S. M.D. M.J.D. wrote two or three company gon to blue Stone to bathe I wrote three letters Dress Pirade and Drill.
Thursday, July 24, 1862
weather Pleasant Battalion Drill in forenoon allquiet in camp Mail came got one letter from B A R
weather pleasant orders to be ready to march at 1 oclock with one days rations went within one mile of Ferry Stoped till Dark then crossed took out in to Leshiama clung in the night till tomorrow morning
got Breakfast at Day light Started for camp Came by land draft ford got to camp 12 ½ came by Blue Stone boys got here in evening.
Sunday, July 27, 1862
Weather Pleasant no inspection no nothing
Weather Pleasant Drill after Guard mounting Col Hays gon to Flat Top Mail came letter from Mart one from E. F.
Wather Pleasant unwell to Day Mitchell Palmer Harris No Drill for me or Dress Pirade
Wednesday, July 30, 1862
Weather Pleasant M.W.A S.W.
Weather rainy raind all Day Steady wrote one letter under the Doctors care yet
Friday, August 1
Weather cloudy & misty cleard off in afternoon all quiet in camp
Saturday, August 2, 1862
Somewhat cloudy Sun rose clear for to Day
Pleasant in the foremoon our company was target shooting Mail cam No mail for me wrote 1 letter to E. Shor I
Weather Pleasant rather warm Battalion Drill in forenoon Co Drill aftger noon practiced loadg Kneelin & laying down wrote to Mart
Tuesday, August 5, 1862
Weather Pleasant with cool Breeze I did not drill today mail came one letter for me from Ellen F.W. Burrill died between 4 and 6 in the evening.
Weather Pleasant Pickets cam in from ble stone report Four thousand Rebbels marching on to Packs Ferry our company ordered to Pack knapsack one Days rations in haversack to march wrote to Ellen fighting struck guard house Stunning Chat Connars Black Bermaster Barns tearing two or three Guns to pieces & cartirige Boxes tearing their boots and clothes off and buring them very bad.
This morning foggy and misty Buletin up 300,000 malitia called for Mail cam 2 letters for me from Mart & E. Hale
Friday, August 8, 1862
Weather Pleasant moved our tents changed our front to the South camp more pleasant now wrote to E Hale
Weather Pleasant Company E. H. & R. gon to Cromps Bottoms Started at 5 oclock in Evening some of our Boys gone Mail none for me
Pleasant no inspection today only of quarters wrote to Mart our boys came in the Cavalry had 3 Horses wounded & lost one one man has not returned yet I suppose a prisoner
Monday, August 11, 1862
Weather nice & warm orders to be ready for General inspection cleand all up at night the Enemie tried to Suround our Pickets Co. K. went out Pickets all right
Pleasant Detaild for Guard was called up at 4 to pack Napsack and fix our rations ready for action
Pleasant nothing doing received marching orders in Evening to cook 3 Days rations which we did
Thursday, August 14, 1862
got up at 3 in the morning Started went as far as Raleigh & bivouacked for the night to start the next morn.
weather warm marched on
weather very warm got to Fayette in the Evening & Fritch wounded accidently
Sunday, August 17, 1862
got up in the morning early marched to Carrelton camped for the night
Started early got to Camp Piatt about noon took the boat about 3, the 12 & 30 Started before us the Boat lay over below Charleston
At Day we Started going up the Ohio the boat Stoped at Pomroy the treated us to cakes & Apples & cheers all Day
Wednesday, August 20, 1862
got of marched to Portland got a good Breakfast located very well Stoped till after noon took another Boat went within 5 miles Parkersburgh & stoped
the Glenwood came we moved our Baggage on to her & went up to Parkersburgh when the 30 2 & 36 left for Washington
in Parkersburgh been down town See the City & all went up to Parkers burgh when the 30 2 & 36 Started on the cars. 23d left on the cars in the Eve
Saturday, August 23, 1862
Pleasant on the road toward Washington
Still on the Rail cars arived at Washington City at 9 in the Evening
visited the Capital and National museum got Breakfast to a private House & dinner
Tuesday, August 28, 1862
Marched in afternoon in Direction of Alexandra 3 miles and bivouacked for the night
Start for Alexandria arived thare about 9 oclock camped in a little lot close to the Depot got Boy 12 & 11 in a Skermish at Bull Run
Pleasant in fore noon Rain in afternoon troops of McClellans army passing all Day Pitched tents for night
Friday, August 29, 1862
orders to march at 8 oclock marched to Falls Chruch & camped close to Fort Uptons.
this morning very Rainy & cloudy all Day mustered to Day got mail
Monday, September 1, 1862
Pleasant nothing much doing troops passing too & frow all Day got letter from E. J. & Picture
Pleasant on Guard Post No. 1. Mcdowell Divison came in toward night McClellan & Pope along
To Day Pleasant and of Guard in afternoon 1100 Prisoners on Paroll came throughwe gave them everything we had to ate letter from 41 Reg
Thursday, September 4, 1862
Pleasant wrote to Ellen in forenoon all quite in Camp Flag of Truce gon out
Pleasant & Drill to Day got orders to be ready to march at a minutes notice
got up at 3 oclock Struck tents got ready marched at 6 from camp Upton to George town thence through Pennsylvania out three miles from the capital and camped for the night.
Sunday, September 7, 1862
March this morning So many have to move slow march toward the ferry where Jackson crossed Splendid country marched 10 miles
Mitchell Palmer and myself went about one mile to wash a shirt orders to march in evening marched till one A.M. about 12 miles
marched five or six miles and camped very warm and dusty
Wednesday, September 10, 1862
remain in camp till after noon got orders to march orders countermanded and we Stay all night
Marched 12 miles to Day passed some fine farms Reports say Jackson is a few miles ahead All in good spirits.
Rains during the night Mitchell Palmer and I had a little tent did not get wet marched to Federick City had a Skermish with the enemy we took possession and camped westand Picket all night
Saturday, September 13, 1862
In afternoon march 8 miles to Midleton get in after Dark Shifted Camp one Rebs Burnt the Bridge Cavalry drove the Rebs out of town befor we got here
Marched on find the Enemy in the Woods on C mountain 23d Reg in advance to Day Co A deployed our Divison make 3 charges Ross Dum killed & 11 of our Boys wounded
Detailed to bury the Dead me & Mitchell from our co bury our own men and mark each grave our loss 33 killed one Hundred and five wounded.
Tuesday, September 16, 1862
Went to Midletown to get Prisoners to bury their Dead could not come back and went at it Buried 200 Rebes they lay prety thick 75 of us to work.
up and at work burying Still heavy canonaiding all Day big fight ahead bury 250 to Day reports are our men are diving the Enemy
Same old work affull smell to work by to Day finish to Day and glad of it visited corps
Friday, September 19, 1862
come up to the Regiment Regt moved cross the ckeek two miles Enemy falling back cannonading heavy in Evening
Day in camp went and see G McCoughlin from 17 Michigan Volunteer had a good long talk about old times wrote to Father and Ellen
Still in camp I write a litter to Mart heavy canonaiding and has been for the last ten Days got letter from Mart last night
Monday, September 22, 1862
Still in camp near Shapsburg all quiet in camp warm and pleasant
called up at 3 oclock to Roll call orders to Sleep on arms to march at a moments notice countermanded do not move
Still in camp Weather warm & pleasant rain in afternoon
Thursday, September 25, 1862
Weather Pleasant no news in Camp
Pleasant moved crost antetium to new camping Ground Camp Mansfield near Antetium
Pleasant Name of Camp Mansfield those before here
Sunday, September 28, 1862
Pleasant Dress Pirade in Evening got a loaf of Bread to Day for 25 cts
Pleasant no nuse in camp al quiet two Drills and Dres pirade
on Guard to Day Coxes Head Quarters E.B. Poinbell recd Commission Lieut
Wednesday, October 1, 1862
rain in Evening Bull & Taylor here all feeling well to see them going to stop over night
about to rais the body of our comrad S. E. Bull all the solon boys went placed it in coffin to take Home they Departed for home at 1 oclock
Pass in review Gen’s Burnside & McClellan an Presidnet Abe all here Great time Dress Pirade in Evening
Saturday, October 4, 1862
Pleasant all quiet in camp
Pleasant got Mail 6 letters fel in to ranks to part with Gen Cox over to the 17 in with Wm N Marshall to See McCoughney
All quiet in camp nothing doing to speak of
Tuesday, October 7, 1862
Pleasant orders in Evening to march & cook 3 Days rations
Left Camp Mansfield marched to Haggerstown 17 miles offull warm & dusty the report is two Died on the march from fatigue
Started for Hancock 12 miles to Clear Springs the Regt Stoped for night me and 2 other Boys went on 4 miles Stoped all night to a Mr Henry Wards
Friday, October 10, 1862
Started out before Day for Hancock 8 miles to go Stoped to a House & took Breakfast got to this place about 9 oclock forded the river to Depot & camped for the night riain all night
Rainy about noon we got onto a train lay on it all Day & night
Our Brigade and Sumerian Battery left the cars recorss the river marched to little cove valy 20 miles to opperate on some Reb Cavalry if they come that way raind all night
Monday, October 13, 1862
Some rainy in morning marched back to Hancock and got on the cars again Jones & I got dinner to the old place again got on at 3 the cars left for Cumberlin at 9
Arived at Cumberlin toward morning run about 2 miles out of the city and Stopped moved on all day and all night
Left Cumberlin got to Parksburg before Day light Stoped in cars till noon where we got off marched to this place about one mile & are now in camp
Thursday, October 16, 1862
Nothing doing in camp to Day only resting & writing to our friends all quiet in camp
All quiet and Pleasant nothing doing to Day Dress pirade offull cold nights Palmer went and got some milk & onions Had Bread & milky onions
cool morning Detaild for Guard Grand on Post No 1 Guarded 5 Prisoners Scarmon came along about Day light and give me fits for noise in Camp
Sunday, October 18, 1862
Pleasant nothing doing to Day in camp
Cold frosty morning come of Guard wrote to Martin then went to sleep till noon Panner cooked onions and has Bread & milk Has your after milk now drawed Blank to Day $244.
Weather Pleasant find Days and cool nights
Wednesday, October 22, 1862
Weather Pleasant get tents to Day
I done A big washing to Day all quiet in Camp nothing much doing Caps father has come to see him
Pleasant C.H. Moore starts for home to Day Banel leaves to Day for home some talk of marching all will in camp
Sunday October 26, 1862
rains all Day march 15 miles 3 miles past Weston on Jackson road and Camp for night all wet Still raining get rations & Whiskey
Pleasant to Day leave Clarksburg march toward Weston go 12 miles and camp for the night rains all night
Get up & march to Jackson 12 miles & Camp for the Night
Tuesday October 28, 1862
we remain in Camp to Day toward night get orders to be ready to march at 7 oclock in the morning
After Breakfast we start & march 16 miles to Salt lick Brige and camp for the night
Pleasant march again to day we go to Sutton 11 miles and camped for the night on Sutton Hill
Friday, October 31, 1862
Weather pleasant remain in Camp to Day waiting for rations to come up
Saturday November 1st
March to Burch river 16 miles and camp for the Night
Pleasant to Day we march to Summerville 21 miles pretty hard march over the big Burch
Monday, November 3, 1862
Still in camp and out of crackers and none to get there is none to be drawn
Weather Pleasant all quite in Camp nothing doing crackers scarce yet
weather cool rains in the Evening and Snows towards morning two Recruits to come tonight
Thursday, November 6, 1862
Cold & cloudy to Day no news in camp crackers scarce yet
Cold windy and Snowey nothing doing in camp
Cold & Stormey Still Snowing crackers scarce as every none to be had
Sunday, November 9, 1862
Pleasant with snow on the ground Palmer & I went out in country got Dinner to Mr John Dorseys got two canteens of milk and killed one squirrel got back & wrote two letters
Pleasant orderly Starts for home this morning carys letters for the Boys. orders in Evening to march at 7 oclock in morning.
Pleasant Ground froze we march to Day 16 miles toward Canley & camp for the night in the woods on a Little revene
Wednesday, November 12, 1862
Ganley Bridge commenced to rain resume our march in rain raind all Day march 5 miles below Ganey in all 20 miles all wet Still raining got Blouse of Government
Pleasant this morning Sun Shines no prospect of marching yet to Day Stop in Camp all Day to be ready to march in morning boys feel well all holler at roll call
Pleaseant no ove to Day all quite in Camp get up wood in forenoon
Saturday, November 15, 1862
Still in camp weather pleasant not martch to Day orders to march at 6 oclock in morning
Pleaseant after grub Strike tents and march up to Montgomery Ferry cross & camp talk about Building winter Quarters
Pleaseant A detail Sent out to cut logs for Baracks
Tuesday, November 18, 1862
Pleaseant another detail sent to cut timber for logs and roll them Down the mt
Rather lowery worked on the Shanties chopped Saddles all day
Lowry to Day Some work on buildings I worked on the Houses to Day
Friday, November 21, 1862
worked on Houses to Day Some cutting logs Some on the Houses Some cutting logs for Shakes all busy
pleaseant all at work at our winter quarters all busy
Palmer and myself and two others went out 3 miles got feed for our oxen that we have working getting logs
Monday, November 24, 1862
pleasant at work on Houses again all at work
Hin [?] in the Evening have worked all day on buildings
Snowey & Stormy Boys of cutting logs for Shakes on the Mountain I work thare in the afternoon
Thursday, November 27, 1862
pleaseant worked on the Shanties in forenoon Prepair for moving Shakes in afternoon
pleaseant commenced Shakes to Day four hundred
pleaseant Shakes to Day all Day misty most of the afternoon
Sunday, November 30, 1862
Quite pleasant worked all Day Shakes for Shanties
Monday, December 1
Is Cloudy & Stormy & rainy raind all night quite windy
Wednesday, December 3, 1862
Snowy & Stormy F. Harris joind company to Day from Hospital
Saturday, December 6, 1862
Cold & Stormy S H Fitch joined Company to Day from Hospital
Cool with Some Snow
Weather Pleasant working on Buildings No news in Camp
Tuesday, December 9, 1862
Pleaseant Sargant more returned from Town with boxes for company I am on Guard on fayett road
(Pleasant) received Cheese, Butter Apples Peaches socks Shirts Tea &c
Weather Pleaseant (nothing doing in Camp to Day
Friday, December 12, 1862
Pleasant & clear
Pleaseant G. O. Connars Joind company from Hospital
Pleaseant nothing Doing all quiet in Camp
Monday, December 15, 1862
Clear & Pleaseant
Thursday December 18, 1862
Clear & Pleaseant
Pleaseant Major McIlrath & Private Hayne leave for Cleveland Ohio this morning
all quiet in Camp Rhumor that Burnsid is whipped and Drove across the Rapahanoc
Sunday, December 21, 1862
Clear & Pleaseant nothing Doing to Day
Weather Pleasant Somewhat unwell
Wednesday, December 24, 1862
Pleaseant & cloudy to Day Franklin Straton leaves for home on Furlough
Pleasant today went out Target Shooting with the colonel then the Boys shot for A turkey shooting around all Day ome of the Boys gon out in the country to get Dinner Cap gives Two Bottles of wine to each mess for Christmas
Pleaseant nothing doing in Camp Some of the Boys working on Cape House
Saturday, December 27, 1862
Pleaseant nothing Doing to Day mail came to night got four letters
Pleasant Inspection by Colonel Hayse and Adjutant Thompson wrote letters Home to Day took walk up the River Sun Shines bright to Day
Clear & Pleaseant this morning been and drawed Bread Soft Bread all quiet in Camp to Day
Tuesday, December 30, 1862
Pleaseant in fore noon Rain in after noon nothing doing to Day
Snowing and blustering all day mustered to day list of Killed & wounded in Battle Sept 14th (Maryland)
Corporal S. E. Bull
Private J. Dunn
Private T A Ross
Died of wounds
Corp U. Vansickle arm off
T. O. Connars
R. B Cornwell
December 31st Eighteen hundred and 62
Deady Diary: 1863
Thursday, January 1, 1863
Pleasant nothing of importance going on in Camp today Some Target shooting &c.
Moderate all quiet in Camp on Guard to Day on picket up the River Road A A.Jerome starts for home on Furlough to Day
Relieved this morning appearances of a nice Day James Owls returns from home joins Co to Day having been home on Furlough
Sunday, January 4, 1863
orders to prepair for inspection Inspected by Colonel Hays Boys all writing to pass of time
All quiet in Camp Boys working on Cook House wrote to Mart to Day
Weather lowery and Rainy all Day nothing doing in Camp Got 10 pies cooked at Bakery to Day.
Wednesday, January 7, 1863
To Day is Pleasant work getting out shakes and working on Cook House Chapman & Burcat start for Home to Day mail came
Weather lowery Snow and Rain all Day nothing doing in Camp Colonel R.B. Hays commanding the Brigade Canby comand the Regiment at present
Pleasant to Day getting out shakes to cover Cook House all quiet in Camp
Saturday, January 10, 1863.
Weather stormy all Day but Slow nothing of Importance in Camp to Day
Weather Moderate with little Snow Davis T.S.Howe starts for Gallipolis mail came
Weather pleasant working on Cook House all quiet in Camp.
Tuesday, January 13, 1863.
“) Nothing doing in Camp to Day Some working on chimney to Day
“) All quiet in Camp Boys working on Cook House to Day
Weather Rainy most of the Day rained all night plenty of bitters in Evening all feeling well
Friday, January 16, 1863.
Weather Snowey and Blustering River raising fast
Weather cold and windy with little Snow River raised four feet Still vaising J.C.Cowen joins Co to Day
Pleasant and cool Inspection of Quarters by Dr Barrett
Monday, January 19, 1863.
Pleasant Co A I & R gone to Tomkins Farms on Picket for one week Jenkins Cowen and myself left here to keep House pass of time by Cord playing
Weather moderate nothing doing in Camp all quiet to Day
Weather Pleasant no news of importance in Camp Hall come none for me
Thursday, January 22, 1863.
Nothing doing in Camp to Day
Mail came none for me
Went to Look Creek with Jenkins after Hay got Home at 2 oclock
Mail came got letter from Mort
Went to Piatt with Jenk took four prisoners two male & 2 Female camped 14 miles from Camp Reynolds
Sunday, January 25, 1863.
Rose Early hitch up and move on for Piatt at 2 oclock got plenty of Cider and camp for the night Jenk went to Charleston got gall of cider to go back on
Hitch up and start Back Stop at night where we did going down Had a good time with some Gals Va gals played Eucher &c.
Rose Early got Breakfast and start for camp at 10 oclock got to Camp about 3 oclock
Rainy all Day not very Hard though
Wednesday, January 28, 1863,
Stormy Snow and Rain all Day River Raising fast
Stormy with plenty of Snow
Moderate some little Snow all quiet in Camp
Saturday January 31, 1863.
All quiet in Camp Mose Richards Ren Harris Hart Hickox cam here from Soler good times in Evening visiting also Major McGroth & Liewt Wm Chamberlin return
Sunday, February 1
Pleasant all quiet been out walking with the Boys up to the Falls and around Having good times all around
Weather pleasant nothing new in Camp Having good times walking around Lip Scroyer joines company to Day.
Tuesday, February 3, 1863.
Snowed last night Snowing this morning Wise Post & Ren go out with the Boys to cut wood on the mountain Snowing like fury. John Chapman joined company
Weather cool with some wind Rev Hart Mose and some of the other Boys gone to Hawk’s nest on Lewisburg road 10 miles from here
Snowing got my Furlough this morning for 20 Days and start for the Boat landing J Hill with me go about 20 miles and stop quite unduly bad walking
Friday, February 6, 1863.
Snowing this Morning we are now 5 miles from Piatt after Breakfast at about 5 oclock take Boat and go to Charleston and stop for the night
Weather Pleasant but cold Start down the River at 6 oclock go to Point Pleasant and take of Hourses and put on Buns to arrive there crost the River got to Gallipolis at 6 oclock put up at American
Weather pleasant all quiet church Bells ringing got Breakfast no boat going out to Day Boat arrives from Kanawha in forenoon go on board the monitor in Evening
Monday, February 9, 1863.
Some rain start out at 3 oclock up Ohio River full of Ice Slow getting along
Arrive at Parkersburg 1. Oclock at night go on Board the Eagle for Wheeling weather pleasant got to Wheeling at five in the morning and crossed over to Bridgeport
took cars for Wellesville and for Bedford got to Bedford at 8 oclock in Evening. Stoped with Uragin all night (rainy)
Thursday, February 12, 1863.
Got up at 8 oclock got Breakfast and started for Home stoped to Baldwins to the Senter got Home at noon all well very stormy Snowey
Pleasant went down to the old place in forenoon to the Senter in afternoon had oyster supper in Evening bets Ome & Frank & Mary was Here
Went over to Horn’s then to Morgenses then to Richards hitched on Omes buggy went to Senter ( ) back and stayed with Ome all night rainy in Eve
Sunday, February 15, 1863.
Got Home about 11. folks gone to Meeting write to Martin went up to H Baldwins stayed all night
Pleasant went to the Falls with Baldwin in forenoon got Home at noon went over to Smiths in Eve then down to Balies in Evening
Stoped to Richd all night went down to Harrisen then over to Gusts then to Wards round Home by the Sentre and went to bed
Wednesday, February 18, 1863.
funeral at Senter to Day a Soldier from 103 Regt Ohio VI. went to Senter then down to Harises in Eve to Smiths with Ome Rev Fran Stoped all night
Rainy stay around all Day go up to the Sentre Miron with me come Home with me Stoped all night Had a game of Cards Wish Mathews was here Elen cam Home
Snowed last night ellen gone back playin g all Day Mose R brings me some letters from camp Mathews gone Home S. still here
Saturday, February 21, 1863.
Pleasant go to Sentre in morning then home & go over to Smiths Lute come Home with me stayed all night Ellen Home Ome R here & Ase Chain
Snowey cold and windy not much getting out to Day. Snowey all Day go down to Browns and to Siles in Evening
Go to Senter then to Sils and to Smiths Harrisess Stayed to Dens all night Wen & Ome there in Evening pleaseant
Tuesday, February 24, 1863.
Pl. went to Sentre in forenoon in after noon went to the falls with Lil Sciwyer pleaseant
Start for Columbus go to Cleveland on morning train take Evening train for Columbus get there at 2 oclock in morning pleaseant
Get up report at Capt Dade office sent me to Camp Chase Examined by Surgeon get my Discharge all out by 3 oclock Start Home on train at 6 rainy to Day
Pleaseant get in to Cleveland at 5 oclock take Mahoning for Solon at 7:15 get to Solon 8 oclo. Go to Exibition in Evening
Pleaseant arrange things in my trunk Harris stayed with me last night go to Sentre to Baldwins then to Gusts Bush from there to Home Lute & George here in Eve
Snowey & stormy Maria was here all night writing to Day wrote to Harris & to Jenkins
Weather quite went to Sentre in morning then Home tap Sugar Bush in afternoon go over to Dens Stay all night.
rather Stormy Den and I go to Centre Den Father and I go to see Jas cows Father bought 10 go up to Baldwins Stay all night
Cool with little Snow go to Centre then Home Doing nothing today wrote to Martin
Weather pleaseant Archy R. and myself go to the Chagrin Falls on foot
Received of B. Baldwin Fifteen Dollars $15.00 In cash
Time Lost this Morning go to the Falls Chagrin took Breakfast there I go to Wy get back at 1 oclock
Let to Henry Baldwin to Day $75.00 Seventy five Dollars in cash till called for M. Deady
Received of H. Baldwin Five Dollars ($5.00) In cash
Thursday Recd. Of H Baldwin ($4.00) In cash
James F. Hill
James A Hill
Woodslee Essex Co.
Do. lost time
Nellie May Deady 20