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PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00226/
Creator:
Henderson, Jesse L.
Title:
Reverend Jesse L. Henderson Civil War Diary, Coll.
Inclusive Dates:
1864, 2000s
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains the transcription of the diary of Reverend Jesse L. Henderson written 1864.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00226
Location:
A-7.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
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Cite as:
Reverend Jesse L. Henderson Civil War Diary, Coll (MUM00226). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains the transcription of the diary of Reverend Jesse L. Henderson written 1864.

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J.L. Henderson Co. “A” 41

Regt. Miss. vols.

March the 1st 1864

Jesse L. Henderson

Co. “A” 41 Miss regt

Inlisted under L. Hodges

Capt at Talibinela Miss

By William Hodges and left

home on the 17 Oct

1861 went to Corinth

Miss from there to Iuka

and from there to Mobile

and from there to Pensacola

and from there after the evacu

ation to Verona Miss.

and formed Tuckers regt

the 41st Miss and the

regt went and joined

Braggs Army and have

been with ever since

If any person should

find this on me killed

or dead any where they will

please write to My Parents

at Talibinela Miss

and send this if there is

any chance To Calvin &

Eglintine Henderson.

January the 1st 1864

cold windy weather get

wood make fires & sit by

them. 2nd Co. “A” goes on picket

3rd releived from picket Come

in camps tiard and hungry

4th rained all day

5 cold and winty 6th

7. Capt Hodges & Capt Ball

started home on furlough

Eleck Johnson & myself cut

a load of wood

8th halled it up weather very cold

9 built a house for Col. Tucker

10th so cold that compeled to

stay in quarters and read wich

is very agreeable for a lazy

person

11. Bought me a bible rained

with sleet & snow

12. received a letter from [my] marg

January 13th 1864

13th Almon Stanford & myself,

went to the country to pastor

McRee’s and two or three other

places to borrow some books

but failed.

14th received a dispatch from

Mary. Eward Leason come to

see mee.

15th received a letter Miss

Finnie E.

16th cut up wood for sabath

17th Parson Porter preached

for brigade

18th went on picket

19th releived from guard

20th received a letter from Cousin

Joe & one from Cousin Mollie

21st get a pass go out to

Mr Frakers get some

book borrowed three and

returned and red them.

January

22nd C.C. Allen return from furlough

23rd drew a pair of pants

24th parson Porter preached in our

regiment.

25th Camps nothing turned up

26th John Moore & John Mcgill

started home on furlough.

27th Gen Johnston reviewed

brigade

28th I reinlisted for the war

at night ordered to cook up

three days rashens and be redy

to move a moments warning

29th Mustered in the

Service title
of

the Confederate states for the

[duering] the war

30 drew for furlough A K

Howell got the furlough

31st went on brigade inspe

ction

February 1864

1st went on guard around

the regiment

2nd Releived from guard

3rd Byrd Teale started home

on furlough

4th Match drill seveal Girls

out to look at us our Co got

beet by having fast judges —

partial rather.

5 went to cary books

home that I borrowed. got

acquianted with Miss Mollie

[Tucker]
6 Rainy & cold I read my

bible and and study about

the Girls that are far away

at home but I hope

to see them some day if

the war will ever come

to a close and the yankees

dont get me.

February

7th Capt Ball preached for [us]
8th 9th drill

10th Alarm given ordered to cook

up rashens. at night

11th Brigade inspection

12th Brigade review by Gen [Johnston]
13th Lay round in camps cook &

eat Bread for that is the

most we have and hardly

enough of that but I like

a good soldier [shouldnt]
grumble

14th went on picket rained

all day

15th Releived from picket

16 turned cold. the Yankees

reported in Miss at Interprise

and our army faling back.

before them how it greives me

to think they are permit[ed]

February

to just go where they

please without any inter-

ruption.

17 very cold and windy

18 ” ” ” Clear

20th went out in the country

to get some sewing done

21st Preaching in camps.

22nd My birth day twenty

Years old in the war and no

chance to get out until the

Yankees are whiped and

drove from our soil and

wouldent get out on any

other terms ordered to cook

up three days rashens and

be redy to move at a mo

ments warning

23rd about sun up the wagon

come after the cooking

February

utinsels about eleven oclock

the yankee Cavalry made

a dash in up on our pick

ets and drove them in captur[ed]
five of our men

and went back their loss

was three killed and five

wounded one Captured.

24th hear Cannon on the left

about tunnel hill the yankes

reported coming in heavy

force.

25th waked us up about two

hours before day and formed

on the color line and remained

until sun up when we were

ordered to go back about

four hundred yards

and formed the regt acros

the road & about 12 oclock

we move about half

February

back and received orders

to go futher up on the

left and releive the pickets

wich we did and then look

in for the yankees to com

every moment and one

of the boys said

that they were in sight

I wanted them to come

that evening so we [could]
give them a good whipen

but all the time the pick[ets]
were fighting on the left

of us and the pickets

that releived had a fight

with them that mourning

that night was a night

of prayer with me I

had to stand guard

four hours on post

that night with

February

out any fire and the

weather was very cold

but still I did not

mind all that it was

for a good cause

26th The yankees are all

gone none any where in

hearing we were releived

about twelve oclock and

went to the rear and

staid until next mourn

27th ing when we thought that

we would have to go

on a march somewhere

but we staid there all

day and night John Moore

28t returned to camps

returned back to our

Camps Went to the bath

house and washed good and

put on clean clothes and

now we feel good.

29th rained and turned cold

March 1864

1st Washed my clothes

2nd 3rd Fair & pleasant

4th Went to the 18th Ala

Regt to see my old [acquaintances]
but they were gone home

on Furloug Co A goes on

picket

5th Co A releived from picket

6th Sunday Col Bolding

started home on furlough

I sent two letters by him

one to My 25d491 and one

to Pa

7th Drill in the mourning went

out in the evening to shoot

at target and it commen[ced]
raining so we had to go

back to quarters

March 1864

8th shot six shoots at target

I bursted [tube] out of my

gun while shooting Gen

Johnston come round and

asked [us] if our Gun was

all [infield] rifles and we

told him they was and he

told us that we ought to

hit the target oftener and

rode off

9th Company drill in the

mourning and brigade drill

in the evening. rained at night

10 Col Tucker returned retur

ned to camps from home on

furlough he was in the

fight at Okolona and

from there to Pontotoc

told us all about it but

could not tell me any

thing about home [folk]

March 1864

11th Gen Hood review our

brigade

12 Lay round in camps

13 Sunday went on picket

14th Releived from picket

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perticulars about what

the Yankees done when

they were in there.

Preaching in camps at night

by Capt Ball Col Tucker

promoted to Brigadear Gen

and after preaching the [band]
of the ninth Miss [sureneded] him

he delivered a [Fortpece]

March

16 Corps Drill and after

the drill went through the form

of a fight all loaded our Gun

and fired one round

17th Lieut Cullens returned

to camps after being at home

on furlough received another

Letter from J4d32

18th [Our detail] to go to

town after rashens I will

tel the rest when I [s]22J43

19th Co drill in mourning

after drill went to the

Bath house and washed —

and put on clean clothes

and at night we had

preaching in camps Col

Ball preached. had a very

good meeting. the Mason[s]
met at a lodge near

hear.

March 1864

20th Sunday mourning [was]
on brigade inspection and after

inspection went [Met Cap]
Ball preached again and

after preaching had Rabbit

pie for dinner and din

ner is over I take my pen

to write some in my diary

and when I quit I must

read my bible for it will

soon be time for preaching

but O how I would rather

be at home to day to

enjoy the pleasure of a quiet

home with kind friends who

I have enjoyed many peace

ful hours and what is the

sense of all this I anser

sin we have all sined

and come short of the glory

[of God the Lord make me]

March 1864

to live more humble that

we may inherit a peaceful

rest after we are done with

vail of tears and Oh: Lord

that I may live more devoted

to thy cause and that I may

do something for the advance

ment of thy kingdom. O Lord

well we have had preaching

this evening by Reverent

Mafloid and after preaching

I take my pen in hand to

write to Cousin [S191h

G1992tt] and at night Rev

Mr Mccain [preaches] his text

will be found. Rev 22: 14:15

turned very cold after preaching

come back to my hut

warmed my self and

went to Pallet as [some say]

March 1864

21st Got up in the mourn

ing get breakfast very

cold and windy had Corn

Bread for Breakfast

write a letter to my sweet

heart. and Mitchell Jackson

got dinner beef and bred

Oh: that I knew that I

could al ways get bread

when I wanted it but

they are all ways provision

made for the people of God

how near I should live

to God and his [cause] how

unworthy I am a sinful

wretch hear below who

are doomed to eat bread

by the sweat of my brow

and then grumble at

toil and pain

March 1864

I don’t go they will wallow

me in the snow — and

we all fell in ranks are

a greate many at least

went over and demand

ed a surrender but said

they would not and we

charged on them and we

fought a while and we

quit because they were

two many getting hurt so

we quit and went back

to our quarters and got

after some of the boys

and made them treat to

Goobers and we wallowed

some of them in the snow

and that ended that days

work only I bought a [quart]
of Ground peas from [Eleok]

March 1864

Wednesday the 23rd got

up in the mourning every

thing bright and clear

I got up made a fire [cook]
breakfast Bread & bacon

and the sun rise so

butiful and the snow

is bright and the [thought]
passed thoug my mind

what a delightful place

heaven is just to look

[out] over this world

how beutiful every thing

looks and then with the eye

of faith behold what a

place heaven is the place

where God has built for

them that love him and

then look as it were

in to heaven and see it

just as glorious as we can im

March 1864

agine it then read what the

bible says,. “Eye hasth not seen

neither ear heard [neither]
has it intered [tin] the heart

of man to [conceive] the things

that God has prepared for

them that love him” and then

how near we should live to

our post of duty and watch

and pray every day that we

may enjoy the glories of [another]
world wish is prepared for us

that love him. & if we

love him we love his [people]
and if we love his people we

love him. After dinner we

drew whiskey I gave mine

to one of the boys and some

of them got a little [funny]
such snow balling I saw

and riped around until [night]

March the 24 1864

Thursday bright and

cleer Co. Drill in the

mourning & in the evening

Match drill Co A” against

Co. “B” Co “A” beet sligh

tly at one end as the [les

lazing] is after dril

cloudying up some pros

pects of rain the snow

all gone

Friday the 25th awaked

before day the Ground cover

with snow after break

fast I went out [trying]
to catch [a] rabbit the

snow had melted two

much to catch up with

them by tracking them

in the snow so I had

to quit trying and

went back to camps

March 1864

and taken my bible and

read some after I got

tiard of reading I writen

a letter to Brother [Mike]
the snow all melted off

drew rations part of

the Co. went on picket

saturday the 26th the rest

Co. A went on picket and

releive the part of the

Co that was out at night

preaching by parson porter

Sunday the 27 Co [A realive]
from picket brigade in

spection. Preaching in

Camps by Capt Ball takes

first [Pslam] for text

at two/2 o’clock preaching

by

March the 28

Monday Company drill

in the mourning rained

in the evening. Lt [Rand]
returned to camp

Tuesday March the 29

in the mourning turned

cold. Writen to Cousin

Sarah Merks & Cousin

[Adalrenstce] Nobles and received

a letter from Cousin

Larence

Wednesday 30th

Very cold in the mourning

and snowed a little in the

mourning brigade drill

in the evening dres parade

March 1864

Thursday the 31 Co

drill in the mourning

dresparade in the evening

Meeting at night Parson

Porter preached Capt [Bia]
April the 1, 1864

Friday cold and rainy

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in the evening

April 1864

Sunday 3rd Brigade

inspection Preaching by

Major Ball in the evening

[Maloird] preached and

at night Parson porter

[Munday] 4th Raining in

the Mourning Baptis

ing nine baptized

Tuesday 5th went over to

the 18th Ala to

se Pompy Season and

Jim Durrett Capt Ball

started home on furlough

sent a letter t4 61

Wednesday 6th went on

picket on the Cleveland

road

April 1864

Thursday 7th releived from

picket Calvin [Bolding]
[&] Tom Price returned from

home on furlough [brught

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Friday the 8th

[Fast] day prayer meeting

in the brigade rainy &

cold

Saturday 9th

Cleer & warm no drill

Sunday 10th

Brigade in spection after

preaching in the mourning

& [evening] Dresparade order

red out to have five me to

be shot for deserting and

only being gone two days

Parson Teisdel preached at night

April 1864

Munday 11 Cleer and

warm Battalion drill

in the evening preaching

at night.

Tuesday 12 —

Rained all day

Wednesday 13th

Match drill in the morning

Between Cos A, & C. Co A beat — brigade drill

in the evening Preaching

at night

Thursday 14th

Co. Drill in the [mourning]
brigade drill in the evening

Friday 15

Division review

Saturday 16th

Clean up guns and [pre

pare] for in spection

April 1864

Sunday the 17th

Brigade inspection Preaching

by Rev Mr Turner.

after preaching held commun

ion . then in the evening

at three oclock we met at

the creek and the [ordnan

ce] of Baptism was administer

=ed to nineteen new converts

it was a glorious seen.

Munday 18th

started to go on gen review

but the order was counter–

manded. rained in the evening

Tuesday 19th

Army reviews went to [court]
Preacing at night.

Wednesday 20th

Brigade drill & Baptising

in the evening and a short

sermon at the [watter side]

April 1864

Thursday 21

Co drill in the morning

Battallion drill in the

evening rainy late in

the evening.

Friday 22

Brigade drill in the

evening Preaching at night

16 joined the church.

Sunday 24th

Raining in the mourning

preaching in the [illegible]
at night six [sprinkled]
and preachin by rev

Mr Henderson.

Munday 25th

Cleer & warm no drill

Preaching at night.

April 1864

Tuesday 26th

Battalion dril in the evening

[Dears] brigade moved out in

front of ours. Preaching [Teisdel]
Wednesday 27

Cleer and very warm [Battel]
dril received a letter from Cousin Joe Holloway answered

it & [w94t2 482 t4, T9, r192]
Thursday 28th

Usual drill. Preaching

at night.

Friday 29th

Drill as before. Preaching

at night

Saturday 30th

Wash day nothing done

in the way of Labor [Meeting]
at night as [usual].

April 1864 (May?)

Sunday the 1st

Preaching in the mourning

Baptising in the evening

Eighty three (83) baptised

Dr Teisdel preached at the

the water.

Monday 2nd Usual drill

Preaching as usual at

night.

Tuesday 3rd Drill &

Preaching as before

Baptising at night

Wednesday 4th Drill in

the mourning. Orders come

about One oclocko to get

redy to move at a moments

warning wagons come to get

cooking utinsels formed on

the color line order counter

manded Preaching. as usual

April 1864 (May?)

Thursday 5th

News come the enemy ad

vancing I went on picket

orders come to move out

to the Breast works the

command went out in

the night

Friday 6th

Releived from picket &

went to the breast works

about 4 miles very near

tiard me down received &

letter from Miss L.J.J.

Mitchel Jackson and my

self built us a shelter

Saturday 7th

Ordered in the breast works

Enemy advancing on the Ring

-old road & Scirmishing in

front.

April 1864 (May?)

Sunday the 8th

Heavy scirmishing on the

left all day

Monday the 9th

Fortifying potato ridge

Scirmishing on the left and

front James M. Jackson woun

ded in the elbow slightly by

a spent ball

Tuesday the 10th

heavy scirmishing all day

at night about 2 oclock

ordered to move and to keep

very silent that we did not

have any person between us

and the enemy we were all

most scard out of our

wits for we thought that we

would not get away before

day & the enemy would

be right on us for we thou

ght that we was retreating

but after we started and

got about a mile we

found out better then we

heard that the yankees

had got two our rear and

was about to take [Resasa]
and we marched about

fifteen miles and then ordered

to move back the Yankees

gone back so we started

back to Dalton went about

a mile or two then they told

us that when we got to the

rail road that we could

ride that the train was waiting

for us so we pushed on to

the rail road & [Theaethdles]
brigade got on the train

April 1864 (May?)

and went to Dalton &

left us to wait for the train

but train after train [passed]
but none come for us so

we waited all night

after night a while they come

up a storm and like to drou

ned us all and some of the

boys lay down on the ground

and taken it all and the

water run under [them] and

we staid there until mour

ning Wednesday 11th

About sun up we started

to Dalton went up about

two miles and were ordered

back to take the cars & went

about two miles

this side drew whiskey then

went to the depot and such

hollowing I never heard

but after we got to

the depot the orders was

countermanded so we went

out in the woods east of

[town] & staid all night

drew two day rations

Next mourning early we

Thursday the 12th

started to the front again

when we were ordered

back went back to town

taken an other road and

went about nine miles

north of Dalton and the

Yankees were in a small

force up there & Wheelers Cav

run them back a few

miles and our brigade followed

on a while and then we started

back to Dalton and marched

two miles the other side &

when when we was passing

through town we found that

they were evacuating the town so

we stoped and drew one days rations

and rested a few hours

and started for Resaca &

marched about six miles &

stoped about day light so

we stoped and went to sleep

Friday 13th

About 12[th] O’clock we started

for [Resaca] again & went

within about two miles

of Resaca & formed line of

battle then moved

about two miles to the left

remained all night

Saturday 14

Moved about a half Mile

to the left then commenced

fortifying Walthalls brigade

was in front of us & about

Eleven o’clock the enemy

charged our works drove back

[hansomly] with out our brig

be engaged Gen Tucker wounde

d in the arm sevearly one

hundred & one of our brigade

wounded & killed two or three

of our regt

killed 20 or 30 wounded [worked]
on the breast works all night

Sunday [15th]
next day heavy scirmishing on

our part of the line & the

enemy shell all day wound

ing several of our boys. orders

come about our by sun that

Deas brigade was going to

charge the enemy & for us to

move up to the right but

that order was suspended

and about dark orders come

to move and one of Walthals

Deserted to the enemy & I

suppose told them that we

we were going to leive and

a soon as we started they

charged our pickets and

drove them in then they

was an other scard set

if the ever was one and

the [worst] confused I ever

saw but we went on throu

gh town and I taken [Alac]
Johnson Canteen and went

on a head after some water

and I come across some

Boxes of hard bread & & [filled]
my haversack and went

on and got the water &

waited until the [command]
come up & we crossed the

river & pushed on [until]
nearly day when we [stoped]

Monday the 16th

Marched untel about four miles

and put up untel night

Tuesday 17th

Taken up line of mach &

marched untel late in the

evening got in the neigh

borhood of Adairsville &

remained all night

Wednesday 18th

Marched to a little town

called Cassville and remained

there untel all night went

to see Cousin Joe Hollaway

Thursday the 19th

The enemy advancing moved

over on the right & formed

line of battle [then was] with

drawn from that place & then

Gen Johnston sent round &

May 1864

circular that he was going

to stop retreating & turn to

meet the [advancing] Colums of

the enemy then we formed a

line of battle in rear of

Cassville and about three

oclock in the evening the

enemy commenced running our

pickets in and come up very

close brought up some battery

in position and shelled us

powerful killing [two] &

wound several. none of our

Co. & after night we com

menced building breast works

& worked untel about

midnight when we got

orders to move wich we

did without making any

fuss the enemy flanking [on] the left

May 1864

Friday the 20th

Marched about seven miles

& crosed the river & went into

camp

Saturday 21st

Lay in Camps writen some

letters to send of by Mr. Martai[n]
some of the 1st Miss Co come

over to see us

Sunday 22nd

Went over to see Cousin Joe

Hollaway & several other boy

that I knew in Ala.

Monday 23rd

Moved to a new camp about

two miles east of the first

Tuesday 24th

Jame Burgess taken our clothes

out in the country to get them

washed, and a croud of us went

May 1864

to the creek to wash orders

come soon after we got down

there couries come to let us

know that we had [orders to]
move & we (illegible) back as

fast as we could we got

there in time but our chothes

was left we left one boy

who [stayed] to [wait]
for him and bring them

when he came Then we

marched (illegible) for

eight miles (illegible) towards

Dallase & (illegible)

next [Monday before day]
(illegible)

We started (illegible)

marched(illegible)

and stoped (illegible)

newhope & formed line of

May 1864

battle & drill all the [evening]
moving back backwards & [forwards]
all the evening untel about

two hours by sun when we

got still then soon afterward

they attacked our line in

in front of the church with several

lines of battle but was

repulsed every time untel dark

when they with drew their

forses and about dark

they come very heavy rain

& we staid there untel about

mid night when [Lowerings]
division taken our place

and we moved up in [front]
of the church & staid untel

mourning & (the following is crossed through:)

staid there untel (illegible) 12 O’clock when we

May 1864

Thursday 26th

Fromed in rear of Stewarts [Div]
pickets fighting in front ours

run in Twelve o’clock moved

two miles to the right built

breast works. and got them

about finished by night

orders for one third of the

be to remain [awaken].

Friday 27

Around about day light

orders to get redy to move

sharp shooters fighting in our

front now & then a shell

would come over. heavy

cannonading all along the

line all the evening Cleburne

Div engaged the enemy on

our right drove

them back with great

May 1864

slaughter and fought untel

late in the night. [Lowering div]
taken our place

Saturday 28th

Move off towards the right

and [marched] untel about

twelve oclock makeing & O

coming back we moved out

and stoped in the woods

and rested untel next mou

rning

Sunday the 29th

Orders come about three

P.M. to get redy to move

wich we did and went

abot three miles to the

breast works taken the

place of Cleburne’s Div.

as it was sunday I

did not want to do any

unnecessary work and we had

May 1864

very good breast works but

nothing would do but

we must make them better

so they made details of

the Co & 4 to work at

a time so we made them

very good orders come for

one third of the men to re

main a wake at night wich

we did Heavy scirmishing all along

the line [all] night & [cannonading]
Monday the 30th

As soon as day light come

I lay down & went to sleep for

I had to stay a wake all

night for we were expecting

to be attacked Heavy scirm

ishing all day along the line

and the bullets would [come

over] us once & ana while

[as some a e if the] had

May 1864

no eyes but very [seldom]
they would any person get

hurt but now and then some

person would get hit &

some time killed in the eve

ning our Co & three others

detailed to to go on picket

next mourning one third of

us had to stay awake at

night as usual

Tuesday 31st

[Our] Co did not have to

go on picket taken a [detail]
form the 44 Miss to releive

them about nine o’clock

our pickets drove the enemy

pickets in the sharp shooters

was sent out to assist them

our loss was very heavy in [woun]
ded the sharp shooters [lost]

May 1864

all their officers but the [Major]
Major Ball had a bal shot

through the top of hat he

was all of our regt that was engaged

at night one third had to sit

up as usual.

June the 1st 1864

Wednesday

All quiet along the line,

drew one days rations of

meat & bread wich is all

we have ever got since [we]
have been on this campaign,

without it was a little Coffee,

but we have plenty in the [,]
Evening I went over to

Stewarts Div to see Cousin

Joe and while I was gone

the Brigade got orders to

move but the orders was

June 1864

suspended so we did not

move, at night order for

one fourth of the Com. to

remain awake and, & I

heard singing down under

the hill about where Co “B”

was in the rear of the line.

I went down and about the

time I got there they engeged

in prayer Major Ball led.

As soon as prayer was over

I went back to the Com

lay down to go to sleep and

about that time we had to

go on picket & when we

got out there we had to

sit up all night & I had

to go out to the front as

[videt] to watch and if I

saw the enemy coming to

June 1864

report it to the pickets in

rear and about Mid night

the was a fellow taken my

place but I could not go to

sleep for it was against orders

Thursday 2nd

James F. Edens & my slef went

in to a rifle pit to our selves

wich was dug a purpose for

the pickets and after day

light we was allowed to sleep

while the others watched and

we [stayed] there untel [about]
twelve oclock when they come

up a rain and liked to drown

us all and filled up our pit

half ful of water and I had

to throw it out with a tin

cup but it did not take

long and then put some

June 1864

rocks & leaves so that we

could sit down without geting

in the mud for we was dirty

enough without geting any

worse for we had to lay round

in the dirt untel we looked like

a clay bank. and about

eight o’clock we were releived

& went back to the works

and went to sleep on the

wet ground.

Friday 3rd

slept untel about nine oclo

ck got up eat my break

fast & taken my clothes out

of my knap sack & they were

wet and mudy as they could

be, Writen a letter to Miss

Y.C.J. In the evening come

up a rain.

June 1864

Saturday 4th

Lay around in the breast

works all day now and

then some firing a long the

line Yankees taken down

thier tent in front of our

breast works so we remained

untel night every fellow [expect]
ing to leave at nigt though

we had no orders but when

night come orders for [one]
third of the command to

stay awake, & the rain

faling without seasing all

the evening night come & still

raining though we were very

comfortably situated all

had good shelters made of

bark and boards & some had

thier Blankets streatched

June 1864

and sure enough about ten

o’clock the adjutant come round

to tell us all to get redy to

move I was lying under

my shelter wel fixed so I din

not do any thing towards getting

redy & then it wasent very

long untel we had orders to

fallin wich we did. & moved

off along the breast works

towards the right wich we

thought that we was going

to the right through mud &

water & rain and had to

wade the mud nearly knee deep

for we could not see how to

get out of it & we marched

on untel nearly day and stoped

on the side of road & waited

untell day light when we were

about two or three miles from

where we started from

June 1864

Sunday the 5th

We marched on towards

[Mariettas] untel about

ten oclock when we

stoped and formed a line

in the woods & I lay down

to rest & went to sleep

and about the time I got

to sleep good James Edens

come & awoke me up and

told me he had a letter for

me Wich I was glad to

receive for I had not got one in

so long time that I did not know how to behave my

self. We lay around there

untel late in the evening.

Then we move a few

houndred yarde to rear of

where we was on a hill

June 1864

& commenced building

breast works and we went

work as hard as we could

and about night part

of our regt had to go on

picket and they left a detail

from each Co. to work on

the breast works then

part of our Co had to

go before thier time & I

was one among the rest

that had to go & it was

after dark before we started

and we went through the

worst woods I most ever

saw but we got there after

a while & posted the picket

and part of did not have

to go on post, and we went

to sleep and slept untel [day.]

June 1864

Monday 6th

Moved about there on picket

as day untel late in the

evening. Rained in the evening

but not very heavy and a-

-bout half of an hour by sun

the releif come & taken our

place. & then we moved back

to the breast fixed a pallet

and & shelter over it by [stres]
ching a blanket, then lay

down & went to sleep & slept

untel day.

Tuesday 7th

Finished our break works [writen]
a letter in answer to the

one that I got on sunday

[Aleck] Johnson went after

some boards & built a [shelter]
to stay under, In the evening rain

June 1864

Wednesday 8th

About sun up got orders

to move to the right within

three miles of Matietta

formed a line on a hill side

but they would not let us

fortify there rained in the

evening

Thursday 9th

Moved to the right about

a half a mile the enemy

advancing in our front.

Rained as usual at night

built breast works.

Friday 10th

Work on the breast work all

day. heavy scirmishing in

front

June 1864

Saturday 11th

Work on the breast works

put brush in front to

check the enemy in the

Evening half of the regt went

on picket rained in the evening

Sunday 12th

Rained all day. In the even-

-ing the other half of the regt

went on picket all [to some]
of our Co that went on

before thier time before &

I was one that was left

that time & you may [depend]
I was proud but about

ten oclock they sent back

for the rest of us and it

was raining all the while

but I went to the Capt &

got him to let me off.

June 1864

Monday 13th

Still raining & continued

untel late in the evening

when it [ceised] & faired off

The mail come in [late] in the

evening I taken the

letter for our Co out to them

and I could see the yank

[running] out in front of the

breast works after [dew

burning]. After night our

regt was releived.

Tuesday 14th

We were releived from the

front line by [Featherstons]
Brigade & went about

two miles to the rear to [biv-

-ouack] & rested there that

evening.

June 1864

Wednesday 15th

about one o’clock to [illegible]
& we went out on the front

line again only a little

futher to the right built

new breast works. [J MJ]
come to the wagon from

the hospital

Thursday 16th

Mitchel Jackson come to

the regt work on the breast

works

Friday 17th

Not any thing done today

untel late in the evening,

orders come to move to sup

port Hardee provided the eni

my should attack him wich

was expected about night

went on picket

June 1864

Saturday 18th

About two hours before day we got

orders to go back to the breast

works, wich we did and about

that time it commenced

raining we staid there a few

minutes and stared towards

the left and got down on

the left of Hardees Corps & it

still raining & about the time

we got there they attacked our

pickets and tried to drive them

in and failed but they still

kept up a heavy picket fire

all day cannonading very heavy

and in the evening we started

back to the right again/illegible

raining) formed a new line about

two miles in rear of the old

line commenced building

June 1864

New breast works and about

ten o’clock we got orders to

move we marched nearly all

night & raining most of

the time. but They let us

stop just a little while

before day we spread down

our blankets & lay down&

went to sleep

Sunday 19th

Awoke about nine oclock

got up eat breakfast [str

eathed] our blankets [fixed]
for another rain wich soon

come & very hard at that

and continued to rain until

late in the evening when it

[sceised] & then we got orders to

move [went] out on the line & commen

ced fortifying and had some of [the

regt had work all night]

June 1864

Monday 20th

Worked on the fortification all day

untel late in the evening got

orders to move to the left marched

out through Marietta & went

about 2 ½ miles and stoped

for the night. rained some in the

evening

Tuesday the 21st

Remained at the same place

untel in the evening our

brigade ordered to move went

about a half mile on [picket]
stoped neer a church. sent the 10th Miss Regt on [picket]
Wednesday 22nd

Laying round in the mourning.

We assembled in the church

to hear Major Ball preach

but after singing & prayer

orders come to move but the

Major told his text before

dismising us it is one that

I never will forget nor the

day for it was an awful

time. [I] will give his text

“Therefore be ye also redy for

in such an hour as ye

think not the son of Man

cometh” Matt 24:44.

Then we move out to the

front fromed a line & a div*

on our right was [turning]
round and we were to keep

connected with right to

prevent a flank movement

by the enemy. and while we

was moving we were under

a desperate fire from the

enemies batterys for about

* Wich was Stepenson

[1/4] of a mile wounding several

among the rest was Major

Ball I suppose not [serrous]
one killed in the regt. we

stoped under cover of a little

hill untel night but

Stepenson did not accomplis[h]
what he entended to I dont

thin after night we

moved back about a half

a mile formed a line of battle

Thursday 23rd

Built breast works untel

late in the evening part

of our regt had to go on

picket our Co included

went out posted the picket

at night I was detailed to

go on videt Finding-Aid for the Reverend Jesse L. Henderson Civil War Diary, Coll (MUM00226) The Department of Archives and Special Collections. The University of Mississippi Libraries and went

[and went out about three hundred yards

to the front]

June 1864

Friday the 24th

I was releived from videt

lay round all day untel late

in the evening [advaced] the

picket [line] releived about

eleven oclock in the night

went back to the breast

works

Saturday 25th

Orders come to move about

two hours before day move

about two miles to the

left to build breast work

& threw up work for our

brigade

Sunday 26th

As it was Sunday we did

not do any work drew

some clothing in the evenig

June 1864

Monday 27th

As soon as I got up in

the mourning I went down to the

branch and washed my shirt

and put on clean clothes

heavy firing on our right

wich wich is reported

a general engagement

Tuesday 28

All quiet along the lines

no fighting at all that

can be heard from [where]
we are – the first mourning

it has been so quiet in

a long time

Wednesday 2[9]
Still quiet [Hear] a few

picket guns along the line

in the evening my part of

our regt have to go on [picket]

June 1864

Thursday 30

On picket all day scirmishing

along the line on our right

rained in the evening the other

half of our regt releived us

Friday July the 1st

Heavy cannonading in the

evening. preaching in camps

by Mr Butt work on

the breast works [all]
Saturday 2nd

night about day light

the enemy commenced

Shelling our line & I

never heard as heavy in

life all our wagons order

ed off every thing out of

Marietta about dark

got orders to be redy

to move about midnight

we started and marched

July 1864

about four miles and formed

a new line

Sunday 3rd

worked on breast works

all day

Monday the 4th

still at work on the breast

works cuting down timber

and building rifle pits

for the pickets at night

got orders to move and

started about midnight

[towards] the river

Tuesday the 5th

formed a line on the [same]
side of the river and went

to building breast works

went out in front and [gath

red] as many berries [as I wanted]
Tommie Stewart come

July 1864

come to see me in the eve

ning the regt went on pick

but I was lucky enough

not to go my self. the

Yankees advanced in our

front threw some shell

at a fort on our right

[hurt] some few but [none]
very bad

Wednesday 6th

The Yankees commenced

shelling us early and con

tinued all day we lay in

the breast works very

close all day.

Thursday 7th

Lay in [dockes] all day heavy

cannonading in the evening

about dark [false alarm]
at night

July 1864

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th

All quiet along the lines

to day we have to lay very

close in breast works

on the account of the

sharp shooters firing at

us if we stir about

much.

Sunday 10th

Last night about dark

we got orders to be redy to

move that we was going to be

releived & going back to the

rear to rest wich we did

but no person taken our

plases but the enemy we

crosed the river about midnight

and marched with in four

miles of Atlanta staid there all

day rained in the evening

July 1864

Monday 11th

About Midnight last night

we got orders to get redy

to move down to the river

to go on picket on the river

about four miles we march

down there at quick time

and releived a brigade that

was there and when daylight

come we made a compromise

with the Yankees not to shoot

at each other but some

on our left did not agree

but we did not much

care we wanted to shoot

at them any how and we

had a right smart of [fun]
shooting at each other

we got one fellow wound[ed]
in the head and one eye

July 1864

shot out in the regt and

one down on our right

got his left thumb &

fore finger shot off rained

in the evening.

Tuesday 12th

Just before day the Releif come

to take our places

& we marched back were

we was on sunday and stoped

and stacked arms in the

road & drew ration & went

to the creek & washed & when

I come back they was a letter

for me from Jack.

Rained in the evening

Wednesday 13th

Preaching in camps

all quiet along the line

the line good news from [red]

July 1864

Thursday 14th

Preaching in camps

by Parson Vanhoos

Baptizing in the evening

23 baptised rained

at night

Friday the 15th

No Movement on [hand]
Very warm & showers

though the day went

to the Malitia Camp

bought a bottle of [*]
five dollars Gen Bragg

come round to see us

& made a short

speach the boys all

cheered him [so] that

we could not here

our selves hardly

Prayer Meeting at night

July 1864

Saturday the 16th

No Movements in camps

worth any thing this

Mourning. Orders to clean

up gun for inspection

Preaching in the evening

in Walthall’s Brigade

Went down to the

creek & washed come back

and write in my diary

& Pack up my knap sack

Prepare for sunday but

no telling what sabbath

mourning will tel for us

I may be in eternity

I may be gone the way

of all the world. but O

Lord let me go when

I will give me that in

surance that I may reach

July 1864

that blissful where

the wicked seace from

troubling & the weary is at

rest I wunder what

my loved ones at home

are doing this pleasant

evening I wunder have

the envading foe been [there]
at all there depredation

but I dont know what

they are doing nor how

they are geting on but

I put my trust in

God and My loved friends

in his charge.

Prayer meeting at night

Sunday the 17th

Orders for inspection

Our regt enspected

July 1864

by Gen Brown after in

spection the signal sound

ed for Preaching after

singing a hymn orders

come to be redy to move

in 20 minuets wich we

did and then the order

was suspended untel in

the evening when we marched

about two miles towards

the right and went into

camps heard that Forest

had give the yankees & other

[whipen] in Miss [reports]
that the yankees crosed the

river twenty miles above

and that they are in

Taledega

July 1864

Monday the 18th

Gen Johnston [superseeded]
by Gen Hood a great deal

of dissatisfaction on the

account of it writen a

letter to Miss J.E. J[illegible]
the Regt agreed to give the

[poor] of Atlanta one days

[of] their Rations. &

great many rumers [in]
Camps

Tuesday 19th

Last night we got orders

to move & went to the

right about five [miles]
& Lay down & went to

sleep in the edge of & ole

field & this mourning we

moved about a quarter

to the right & formed

July 1864

a line I was detailed

to go after tools & we built

breast works & I went

in the evening to an apple

Orchard & got some apples

& as soon as I got back

we got orders to move &

we went about three miles

to the right formed an other

line & lay down & remained

all night. the [Enemy burned]
Decater

Wednesday 20

About sun up got orders

to build breast works

and we commenced to build

ing about ten oclock we

got orders to quit work

to move which we did

to the right then back to the

July 1864

same place the to the [right]
right again & built more

works & move [round] and

formed in the same works

a gain Slight scirmish

ing in front one man

Mortaly [wounded] in the breast

Thursday 21

Lay round in our works

all day scirmishing in

front move an then [a]
shell or two would be

thrown over towards

Atlanta at night [moved]
back about a mile to

the breast works around

town Friday the 22nd

fixed up our works &

in the evening can

nonading was very heavy

I went down to a

branch to wash my

clothes & while I was

there orders come to be

redy to move & I got

back as quick as posible

& put on my [wet clothes]
wet & went back to the

breast works and had

been there a short time

when Col Sharp the

Brigade Commander come

riding round and told us to get [redy]
to move out and we [moved]
out by the right flank

& formed in rear of

[Managault’s Brigade] as

soon as we got formed they were

ordered forward and we were to

July 1864

support them & we mar

ched on through the woods

& over the hills for about

a mile when we caled a

halt & the brigade in

front brought a yell &

that drew the shell of the

enemy but they marched

and we kept within

two hundred yards of

them and they went up

close to the works & fell

back & we marched on

through them & when we

got up in sight of the

Yankees raised a yell

an charged them with su

ccess & drove the Yankees

out capturing a great

many prisoners & several

July 1864

peices of artilery and then

after searching thier knap

sacks we fell back to the

woods and & then we went

back to the breast works

but had to fal back

be cause the enemy was

flanking on the left & fell

back to our old position

lost Eight wounded & one Captured & two [missing]
Saturday the 23

All quiet & along the line

today sent the wounded

off to the Hospital

Sunday 24

Picket fighting as

usual

Monday 25

Went on picket in the [evening]

July 1864

Tuesday 26th

Nothing more than [usual]
Releived from picket in

the evening

Wednesday 27

Ordered in rear of the

of the ditches in a hallow

[Pvt] J.M. Rand wou

nded by a shell Cle

burnes Div releived [mov

ed] out to the left of the

line the enemy left

Hardees front on the

right

Thursday 28th

Moved out into some

woods to bivouack but

we werent more than

stoped untel we were order

ed to the right or

July 1864

front & formed line &

marched to the front on

the enemy about a half

a mile we charged them

but in vain & had to

give back on the accout

of the right not coming

when we made several

unsuccesful charges

& we lost our Capt

killed two men woun

ded.

Friday the 29th

Moved out formed

a line in rear of the

battle ground & built

breast works

Saturday 30th

Moved to right & built

[more] works

July 1864

Sunday 31st

Moved back to the right

August 1864

Monday 1st

Moved to the left & then

to the right the regt went

on picket recived a letter

Tuesday the 2nd

Remined all day had

a very lively time pick

et fighting relived at

night. Wednesday 3rd

Writen Letters to send

home by F.E. Johnson

Went down to Ghol

stons command

the Yankees drove

in the pickets on our right

August 1864

Thursday 4th

F.E. Johnson started

home our regt sent

out to support the pickets

lost two killed [& wounded]
Friday 5

Very quiet all day part

of the regt went on [picket]
Saturday 6th

Picket fighting as usual

Rained in the evening

Sunday 7th

Nothing more than usual

George Davis come over

to see me. rain.

Monday 8th

Writen a Letter to J.E.J

Built a Traverse to pre

vent cross fire heavy

cannonading in the evening

[regt went on picket] rain

August 1864

Tuesday 9th

On picket [the] Yankees

[fireing] all the time & [would]
not allow us to move

without shooting at

us but did not do

much damage wound

three releved about

dark the brigade [sent]
out to work on the

[picket] post at [night]
[no rain in the evening]
recived notice that [sugg

was near]
Wednesday 10th

Yankee[s] shell us nearly all

day our Batterries reply

vigerously. one man killed

onw [wounded] writen to

Mrs [Nasen] conserning

Hughs death.

August 1864

Thursday 11th

Written a letter to Miss

Sallie R.

Nothing transpired more

than usual Only we

had a nice shower

our regt go on picket

Friday 12

On picket all day

releived at night

Saturday 13th

Everything as usual only

a great deal of shelling all

day. Sunday 14th

Shelling as usual

Monday 15th

Not as Much shelling

as generaly are

Tuesday 16th

Very Calm today

August 1864

Wednesday the 17th

Not any fireing on

the line today our regt

went on picket

Thursday the 18

Heavy picket firing

& Cannonading all day

three men killed out

of our regt on picket

One wouned the three

was killed with one

she;;. releived from

picket at night

Friday 19th

All quiet to day

Saturday 20th

The Yankees reported

in our rear. but our

Cavalry after. part

of the regt on picket our Co

August 1864

Sunday the 21st

On picket all day rain

ed often on all day relived

at night regt moved

to the right

Monday 22nd

Built a fort to stay in

Pink Stanford wound

ed Tuesday 23rd

Very quiet to day part of our

Co went on picket

I did not have to go

received three Letters one

from home one from Mr

Edens & one from Miss

Jodie E.

Wednesday the 24th

Nothing moe than usual

part of the Co gone on

picket, I with the rest.

August 1864

Thursday 25

On picket all day

enjoyed my self very

well the Yankees could

not shoot at [mee.]
for we were behind [some]
woods from them. relived

at night.

Friday 26th

Yankees left on the

right reported massng

in our front

Saturday 27th

Yankees left in our

front. [At] night

went on picket

Sunday 28th

On picket all day the

flies like to eat me

up. writen a letter to my (illegible)

August 1864

Monday 29th

Washed my clothes & put

on clean ones & felt like

a bird out of a cage the

Yankees all gone. late

in the evening got orders

to move [while] at [preaching]
stoped servise and [moved]
about three houndred

yards to the left

Tuesday 30th

Orders to move by day

light and moved to the left

about three miles rested

untel in the evening

moved to the left [releived]
Hardee father to the left

on a creek.

Wednesday 31st

aboutmidnight [orders]

August 1864

to move went to the left

& marched all night

the Yankees reported at

Jonesboro on the rails

road at day light stoped

and rested about one

hour move on to the left

down to Jones boro [wich

is] about 15 miles from

where we started the [night]
before formed a line on

the rail road part of our

regt sent out as scir

mishers on the right

and remained al day

& in the evening [our]
forces charged the [works]
& was repulsed loss

very heavy but by being

on the right [I got out of the fight]

September 1864

Thursday 1st

We remained on pick[et]
all night Lee’s Corps

ordered back to Atlanta

but the pickets wasent

releived untel day light

releived by Cleburnes

Divi & we went to [join]
our command [marched]
all day over taken [them]
by sundown

about five miles from

Atlanta remained all

night

Friday 2nd

Moved back towards

Jonesboro again & [Stewart’s]
Corps left atlanta

after burning up al

all the [government] store

September 1864

Marched on down the

road untel we come to

the Mcdoner road &

taken that marched on

all day untel late at

night and stoped out

at the side of the road

and remained all night

got a good knap & was

aroused by a heavy rain

Saturday 3

Marched out to Mcdon

ner & taken road to as

station Caled Love Joy

Marched about one mile

and they come up a rain

Marched on about three

miles and caled a halt

and emained all night

September 1864

Sunday 4th

About daylight taken

up line of march & march

to love Joy station taken our

position on the [extreem]
right of the line remained

in bivouak the remainder

of the day

Monday 5

In the evening ordered to

move marched out to [the]
right flank to the right

about a half a mile stoped

in some woods and our

Batteries moved down to

the right and shelled the

Yankees and then moved out

to the old position

John [Sewel] come to the

Co I was detailed [to carry him to Gen]

September 1864

Tuesday the 6th

The Enemy all gone back

towards Atlanta about

twelve Oclock orders come

to move formed and moved

out into a field to hear

a speach from Gen Lee

but I had as soon

hear most any person

else but they was such

a hard rain come up

that he could not speak

but he got a good soak

ing but about the time

it quit raining we were

move back to our old pos

ition and fixed us shelter

& remained all night

September 1864

Wednesday 7th

Moved out to a new

camp ground.

Thursday 8th

Nothing of importanes

[transpired] preaching

in Camps

Friday 9th

Gen Lee spoke to the

Division Mustered for

pay preaching in the

evening

Saturday 10th

Preaching in Camps as

usual

Sunday 11th

Div inspection at ten

Oclock wich I think is

very inconsistant for the

sabbath for I do think

September 1864

that other days might

be selected for such

business & Let the Lords

day be consecrated to his

service Oh: that all of

our Generals was God loving

& God fearing men [what]
a different efect it [would]
have upon the army

Monday 12th

Preaching in Camps [Cleaned]
up Camps Armistice

commenced to day for tenday

Tuesday 13th

Corps inspection & review

Wednesday 14th

Nothing done in camp

to day preaching at

night

Thursday 15th

Fast day proclaimed

September 1864

by Gen Hood Prayer

Meeting in the mourn

ing at 9 Oclock preaching

at Eleven & at night

by Parson Russel just

from home.

Friday 16th

Rumered in camps that

we are going to move

Washed my clothes. orders

to cook up two days [rations]
orders countermanded

Saturday 17th

Writen a letter to Miss

J.E.J. orders to cook up

all the rations we have on

hand

Sunday the 18th

Orders come before day

to be ready to move at

September 1864

seven Oclock we fixed up

and at seven we started

but we did not know

where we were going we

Marched out to the rail

road and crosed the road

& Marched out west abo

ut six miles & camped

rained all day [off and on]
Monday the 19th

Taken up line of March

about 2 oclock [A.M.]
Marched to Palmetto

on the West Point &

Atlanta R.R. about

2 P.M. & waited untel

Stewarts Corps pased

through town & then mar

ched out about two

miles [&] Camped

September 1864

Tuesday 20th

Marched out about there

Miles towards [Cambledon]
and formed a line of

Battle commenced fortify

ing. & after working an hour

or two [got] orders to move to

forther to the right &

fixed up our shelters

rained in the evening

built up [new] works

Wednesday 21st

Mover [forther] to the right

built More works [some]
of the exchanged Prisoners

come in heard from

James Edens he was

exchanged with the

rest and [went] down

the rail road towards [Griffin]

September 1864

Thursday the 22nd

Finished our works some

of the exchanged prisoners

come in to Com “L” built

[Shiverdefres] in front of

our works

Friday 23rd

Built [parabates] in front

rained often on all day

T.[V.] Huey & [Stepen] Hadley

come in from Hospital

Saturday 24th

Lay round all day cleared

off inthe evening turned

cold

Sunday 25th

Pleasant & cool Preaching

mourning & evening. [I went[

on picket in the evening

September 1864

Monday 26

President Davis reviewed

the army

Tuesday 27th

John Sewell’s trial come

off.

Wednesday 28th

On detail for [ferteigue]
Thursday 29th

Thursday 29th

Gen Hood commenced a

flank movement towards

Blue Mountain. We got orders

to move by three Oclock

in the evening marched out

to the river about five

Miles Friday 30th

Crosed the river & marched

out eight miles towards

[Val ricka] taken up [camp]

October 1864

Saturday the 1st

Remained in bivouac un

tel late in the evening

Tuckers brigade ordered on

picket went out [about]
two miles on the Atlanta Road

Sunday the 2nd

Orders to move by six

A.M. Moved out to

whe the [Divn] was remained

untel 12 Oclock Gen

Hood told us that he

intended to try to throw

his lines [across] the

Rail R. and he [hoped]
we would be cheerful in

doing our duty tareing up

the C.R. We marched

out about ten miles

[north].

October 1864

Monday 3rd

Marched about five Miles

towards Marietta halted

41st went on picket [we]
Commenced Building works

Tuesday 4th

Remained on picket all

day Wednesday 5

Releived from picket &

commenced building works

worked untel ten oclock in

the night

Thursday [taken]
Taken up [line] of March

about ten oclock A.M.

Marched to Dalace about

ten miles Camp on the [east]
side of town [Malil come]
in I received a letter from

James Edens

October 1864

Friday the 7th Taken up

line of March about day

light Marched to [Main work]
about 15 miles taken up

Camp for the night

Saturday 8th

Marched out about 4

Oclock in the [road] & re

mained untel day light

& marched out [a] western

direction to Cedertown 9

miles past through town

and went out to a big

creek about four miles

and we had it to waid

so we crosed it and taken

up Camp very weary and

tired. Sunday 9th

taken up line of march

[about] ten oclock A M

October 1864

Marched through Cave Spring

and there I saw more [Ladies]
than I saw on the whole

trip marched through

town marched out to the

River about nine miles

and crosed at [Lanns fery twelve miles below Rooney]
and marched about two

miles an taken up Camp

we marched in all 15 [miles]
Monday 10th

Taken up line of march

a northern direction & [marched]
about 11 miles towards

[Dalton] taken up Camp

about [3] P.M. in what

is called Texas [Valey]
Tuesday 11th

Orders to march at [six]
A.M. taken up line of

October 1864

march up the [Sustanouc]
River towards Rasaca

marched ten miles and

halted for the night [about]
three Oclock Orders not

to make any move that

the enemy was near

Wednesday the 12th

Taken up line of march

about day light march[ed]
up to Resaca about 18

miles & surrounded the

place on the west side

of the River while [Claytons]
Div Crosed and taken [Cal

hoon] but the Garison

was all gone Gen Lee sent

in a flag [a] demanded the

surrender of Resaca but

they refused & next mor

October 1864

ning the Garison from Cal

hoon had [reinforced] them

at Resaca

Thursday 13

Lay around untel in the

evening at four Oclock

when we got orders to move

went out towards [snake]
Creek [Gap] Reported that

Chathams Corps had

taken Dalton & Gen [Hood]
[H.O. Darts] was at that

place marched out to the

appointed place

Friday 14th

Marched out in some

works the Enemy had built

and remained all day

Alec Moore was Mortaly

wounded by a scouting [party]

October 1864

of the enemy that advanced

on our picket he was a

scout for Gen Lee Shot

through the head At night

Marched futher up in the

Gap of the Mountain

Saturday 15th

Scirmishing in the fore part

of the day drove our pick[et]
in the regt taken up line

of march about two oclock

in the [eving] towards lafay

ett Marched out about

fifteen miles and taken

up for the night

Sunday 16

Moved about five miles

towards [Summerville]
and halted and our

brigade went back

October 1864

on picket remained un

tel midnight

Monday 17th

taken up line of march

about one oclock AM

Marched about twenty

four miles nine miles

this side of Summer

ville taken up Camp

Tuesday 18th

Marched within nine

Miles of Blue [Bonet]
about ten miles to

day I taken up a pass

to go to grandpas got it

assigned & marched about

fifteen miles to within a

mile of [there] & could [not]
cross the river and [had]
to [wait] untel [mourning]

October 1864

Wednesday 19th

Crosed the river about half

an hour by sun & went

to Grandpa’s house found

them in bad health Cousin

Larence Noble sick Grandpa

not well the army marched

ten miles down the river

& camped

Thursday 20

remained at Grandpas

all day the Command [down]
within six miles of

Gadsden

Friday 21st

Left Grandpa’s and went

to Gadsden & found the army

there joined my Command

late in the evening and

the boys had eight letters for me

October 1864

Saturday 22

Drew Clothing for the Regt

Inspection in the mourning

orders to move at 2 Oclock

P.M. Marched out five

miles [a] western direction

taken up Camps about

dark

Sunday 23rd

Taken up line of march

marched about twelve

miles on Sand Mountain

to the Cross Roads

& [taken] up Camp

Monday 24th

Marched on towards [Bloun]
ts ville but late in the

we turned to the right

marched about twenty one miles

and halted for the night

October 1864

Tuesday 25

Marched through a little

town caled [Sumit] [got]
off of the sand Mountain

Traveled 22 Miles.

Wednesday 26

Raining in the mourn

ing the road very mudy

marched through summer

ville [twelve] miles taken

Camps Rained ceased

in the evening

Thursday 27

Marched right ten miles

in direction of [Moulton]
I went out foraging

got water (illegible)

had to waid the Creek

October

Friday 28th

White frost Road yet

mudy in Larence County

marched twenty miles

Came down a ridge &

struck the Tenn Valley

& in the evening struck

the rail road & Camped

at gum springs in

four miles of [Courland]
Saturday 29

Marched through [Courlan]
and on down the Rail

Road to [Leton] taken up

Camp

Sunday 30th

Marched out to the river

and crosed & they were

about a regt of Cav

on the road who [thought]

October 1864

they would Capture

us but they were sadly

mistaken but they charged

our pickets and was

driving our pickets in

when our Regt

was ordered forward &

we the yakees was com

pletely demoralised

and driven clear off

we followed them about

a mile and dark over

taken us and we formed

a line & remained [there]
untel nearly day with

out any fire

Monday 3[1]st

Yankees all gone our

forses taken perses

ion of Florence

November 1864

About ten oclock AM

we marched down to

[toon] about two miles& then moved back

about a mile & Camped

untel evening we [moved]
out in line of battle

and commenced build

ing breast works

Tuesday 1st

Finished our works buil

t Shelters to [pertect]
us from the wether

Wednesday 2nd

I was detailed to go

on picket the Regt

got orders to move

moved about a half

a mile to the left

the picket went [out]

November 1864

aboout a mile in front

a creek part of us

was stationed at a

school house very rainy

and cold had a good

stove in the house &

we kept very Comfor

table

Thursday 3rd

Cold & rainy the

Yankee scouts made

there appearance on

the road and we dis

appeared untel they

left wich was very

early releived in the

evening Went to camps

fixed up a shelter &

bed Made fire eat

supper & lay down

November 1864

Friday 4th

awoke & dees [Brig

ade] was marching

in front of us to take

our place & we moved

back to our old [posi

tion] very Cold & Windy

Saturday 5th

Drew shoes before day I drew

a pair. Orders to move at

eight Oclock at the ap

pointed hour we started

up the Huntsville Road march

ed out about four miles

and struck the Yankee pick

ets. drove them in and [went]
found out where they were

& they had crosed & large

creek & we [sliped] out

below and crosed and

November 1864

got nearly in the rear

& charged them & and

drove them off & then re

crosed the creek [and had]
to waid it both times

after we marched out

and camped

Sunday 6th

Memained untel one

Oclock in the evening

& marched [back] to

Florence. [Rained] all night

Monday 7

Remained all day in

Camps Rainy & cold

Tuesday 8th

Lay up as usual

Wednesday 9th

Mustered for pay

Nothing more than usual

November 1864

Thursday 10th

Muster & Com inspec

tion Nothing transpir

ed more than usual

Friday 11th

James Burgess & Cal

Bolding come in Camps

James brought me [two shirt]
pair of shoes & Socks & [two]
letters Warm & cleer

Saturday 12th

Orders to clean up guns

& [prepare] for inspection

Nothing more than usual

Weather [fair] & windy

Sunday 13th

Inspection at ten

Oclock Preaching at

Eleven Paptising at

4 P.M.

November 1864

Monday 14th

Orders to move at sun

up to Build Breast

works Worked all day

Recived two leters from

my Mary

Tuesday 15th

Worked on breast work

all day [Rainy] & windy

Wednesday 16

Orders to go to work on

the Breast works [orders]
countermanded on the

account of so much [bad]
weather

Thursday 17

Went out & finished

the works

Friday 18

Remained in Camp

November 1864

Saturday 19

Orders to move at sunup

the order suspended very

rainy and cold

Sunday 20th

Orders to move at half

past ten Oclock

At the appointed hour

we moved out a north

direction for Tenn

Marched about [nine]
miles taken up Camp

Monday 21st

Commenced the move

about sun up and

marched on through the

Mud & water & direct

ly we started [it] com

mencd snowing & contin

ued untel in the evening

we struck the line of Tenn

November 1864

Marched about twelve

miles to Dale

Spring & taken up cam

p they was a man [hang]
that once belonged to our

Sharp Shooters for Traitor

Tuesday 22nd

Taken up line of

March at ten Oclock

Very cold & windy &

Occationaly a snow storm

would pass over

Marched out about

two miles to a hill

to help the wagons and

artilery untel late

in the evening marched

eight miles all day

Wednesday 23

taken up line of march

Nov 1864

at seven a-clock

marched about [twelve]
miles toward

Columbia taken

up camp on a [cheek]
Thursday 24

Taken up line of [march]
at half past six

A.M. marched about

eighteen miles.

Friday 25th

[Started] a six A.M.

marched through Mt

Pleasant & three mile

beyond towards

Columbia [20000 Yanks]
reported to be at the

latter place

Nov 1864

Saturday the 26th

marched out about two

miles and stoped for

a short time but [rem

ained] all day and night

Sunday the 27th

Remained all day in

Camp Scirmishing in

front Stewarts Corps

pased us & marched

out to the right and

camped

Monday 28th

the Yankees fell back

across the river.

Tuesday the 29th

Taken up line of [march]
towards Columbia &

[then]
[turned] to right &

Nov 1864

marched about nine

miles & crossed the

river & marched [round]
the Yankees but they

being aware of us com

ing stoped us by forming

a line in our front

we formed a line after

night Paralel with the

road could hear the [enemy]
passing all night orders

to be redy to move at

day light.

Wednesday the 30th

the Enemy all gone thay

were several prisners

brought in they were

left behind stragling

and our scouts taken them

in out of the wet

Nov 1864

Orders to move out on

the pike halted for

the rest of the Corps

to come that was left

on the other side of [town]
taken up line of march

about ten oclock towar

ds Franklin arived

near the about 4 Oclock

in the evening formed

a line fighting round

town very heavey [then]
we halted about ten

Minutes marched out

by the right flank about

a half miles fromed a line

Marched in line for

about one mile [untel

we come near the enemy

getting very dark

Nov 1864

by this give us orders not

to fire when we [advanced]
untel we got to where

we had some men in

breast work that they

had taken the works

we marched [in] and [when]
we got near the enemy

heard us coming they

opened a gauling fire

into us wich was of

great effect but we

did not stop for that

but went on and [soon]
we come to the works &

the enemy occupied

part of them and

our men the other part

all on the same lines

and we remained in

December 1864

that position untel

about three Olock

A.M. when the enemy

abandon theirs and

left their dead & wound

ed on the field & then

our boys commenced

plundering the Yanke

knap sacks untel day

light & [gathering] up

our wounded

Thursday 31st

Burried our dead &

taken care of the wound

ed John Sewell was [killed]
John Moore & G.A.P.

Johnson was [wounded]
14 killed & 15 wound

ed in the Regiment.

December 1864

Moved out about two

miles North of Franklin

and camped for the [night]
Friday 2nd

Taken up line of

March in the direction

of Nashville marched

up near a fortifed

at night

Saturday 3rd

drove in the enemies

pickets at dark we ad

vanced our line and built

works worked all night

Sunday 4th

All quiet today [except]
a little picket fireing

along the line and

once and a while a little

cannonading

December 1864

Monday the 5th

lay in works all day

now & then a shell

would come over

Tuesday 6th

Nothing more than usual

transpired no shelling

today

Wednesday 7th

All quiet to day cold

cloudy the weather very

disagreeable

Thursday the 8th

Very cold & Cloudy

Went on picket at

night Kept very Com

fortable

Friday the 9th

Hailed all Day & sleeted

untel late in the

December 1864

evening very cold though

we had a very comfort

able place to

stay in

Saturday the 10th

Lay up untel night

in our quarters orders

to move at dark. Moved

back to [an] other position

about a quarter & the

ground coved with snow

and had the ice and snow

to dig up to make a

fire & then we had

to build breast work

and no [wook] in a half

a mile of hear we dug

us a house in the ground

& made out vary well

considering

December 1864

Sunday the 11th

The Weather awful cold

& windy had to lay

a bed all day to keep

warm as we had no

wood

Monday 12th

The Weather vary fair

& cold the wind lay

& we make out very

well. Rations good

Make a pot of Hominy

Nat Baker goes on

picket from our men

John Johnson [on fateige]
at night remained

about one hour and

come in the sleet &

and hail commenced

Melting some the [wind]

December 1864

from the south.

Tuesday the 13th

Very windy and [the fire]
smoke us very much

Brother Archer taken

dinner with us

the boys all mad & fus

ing because the smoke come

in the house. O Lord

give me peace & a conten

ted mind above all

things [else] & grace to [bare]
every trial

Wednesday the 14th

The snow all melted last

night & now and then a

a little shower of rain

vary pleasant & cloudy

the road very mudy [and]
the fields [the (illegible) deep (illegible)]

December 1864

Heavenly Father be with me

My troubles to withstand

& may I ever be able to

bare every trial that

comes o’er my pathway

for my troubles are grate

help me to humble my

self at thy feet as I

should & make me such

a creature as thoug would

have me to be.

Thursday the 15th

About twelve Oclock

we received orders to get

redy to move and get in

the ditches and be redy

for any emergency. we

formed in the ditch

and the troops on our

right moved out

December 1864

and went to the left where

they were very heavy firing

going on & they kept mov

ing out untel it come to

our turn so we marched

out up a branch about

a mile and went on

over to where the fighting

was the enemy had run

our men in and drove

them off that was in

the first engagement

we stoped on the side

of a hill and was rest

ing foro we were very [much]
[fateuiged] after marching

two miles in the mud

and while we were [there]
resting the enemy come

up on our [left] on the

other side of the hill

and run Brantly’s Brig

back that was there then

we were ordered up on

the hill and we helt them

in check untel they [flank]
ed us on their right and

was about to get in

our rear the we fell back

about a half a mile [through]
a field and taken a

position on a hill and

[remained] there untel in

the night the enemy never

persued after us & at

the same time they taken

the [works] that we left

and Through the night

we marched from place

to place trying to get

a line formed and

about day we formed be

hind a [rock] fence and threw

off the top & commenced

work strengthening the

work

Wednesday the 16

About Sun up the enemy

appeared in three lines

in our front

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[Jan 30th] 1865

[Monday Eve]
Page illegible except for a few random words.

for my loved one it was

getting late even dark &

still he came not all [now]
proposing to go to a party

at Mrs Crulins. I had

given him out when a

step was heard . I looked up

& there stood my Jessie

is seemed as though I was

dumb with amazement

till he came to me. My

feelings were indescribable

therefore I will be silent

the [party still] went on

after [supper] for a while Mollie

taken us in a room &

staid a short time & then

left us, [now] such a nice

time as we did have talk

ing & among that set we

(illegible) the day (illegible) en

joyment to be [consumated]
so that about two oclock but

none us not much sleep

for me (illegible) went

(illegible) to get my parents

(illegible) our marriage

(illegible) their consent

willingly got back about

bed time Spent the night

went home the next mor

ning I spent quite a [long]
day written a letter to

J.W.C. Monday was a

very boring [disagreeable]
day I felt quite (illegible)

& prayerful all this (illegible)

(illegible) [he] will know it was

a serious thing. Tuesday

was still (illegible) all (illegible)

busy making prepar

ations I had chosen I (illegible)

& Mollie S. for my

brides-maids. Wednesday

(illegible) & beautiful

indeed I (illegible)

(illegible)

& beautiful & I was (illegible)

(illegible) & happy

cooking (illegible) the(illegible)

& all was going in way (illegible)

busy & cheerful time passed

swiftly Nat & Ellen came &

the afternoon had come then

I commenced to adam trying

to meet my husband. I (illegible)

(illegible) contented or happy

can (illegible) of (illegible)

& he was as joyous as a (illegible)

(illegible) making (illegible)

(illegible) Mollie S. came in

(illegible) guest was (illegible)

(illegible)

(illegible)

(illegible)

(illegible)in fast &(illegible)

(illegible) Mr. Jackson came I he told

me Jesse was very cheerful at this

(illegible)me the more it was (illegible)

(illegible) of a very [lovely] evening this

(illegible) happy eve to me. My bridal

Ere may I (illegible)

to A with (illegible) & (illegible) in this

time they had put on my bridal

dress of (illegible) with my bridal [suit]
& wreath & (illegible) [us] decked in my

bridal [costume] I all ready to meet

my darling all was ready & all(illegible)

sent out of the room had a few

of my most (illegible) friends &

my bridesmaids the (illegible)

& (illegible) indeed went (illegible) as a (illegible)

ago bell, a [familiar voice was heard]
& in an instant [Sister] had pressed

me to his heart. I had feared [she]
could not come (illegible)

Upside down at bottom of page:

Alas Lizzie’s silk

dress & hat

& Candles

(illegible) Mrs. J

Jackson

expecting the groom & his attend-

ants I now calm & composed when

suddenly some one said “(illegible)

home June,” my heart now for

a few moments beat wildly, but

when they entered & I saw my

[love was ] so much composed

my (illegible) any. he taken

a seat beside me, oh [how beautiful

a [suit] he then [offered] to me

[dressed] in black (illegible) about [five]
feet eight inches high hazel eyes

auburn hair, & oh he (illegible) such

(illegible) on (illegible) his

(illegible) & (illegible) & all

that was noble seem to one to

be (illegible) & may I never find

it (illegible) him after a

few moments in pleasant [cheer

ful] conversation. Sis (illegible)

to inform the minister she

came back & said all was ready

the visitors [went] to their places

I rose calm to be led to the

(illegible) alter there to pledge

that sacred vow before God then

indeed I felt that I was biding

adieu to girlhoods day s & pleas

ures & to rising my parent

name for another, & that my

life & all would be changed

I thought to of my absent

brothers far away in prison I

had often thought of them &

thought will they [love] me

then as now I thought of all

this & much more & asked myself

if I was willing to sacrifice

all this for [Him] my heart

(illegible) I am (illegible), We

stood before the grey (illegible)

of [God] to made [one] (illegible)

[right] a few (illegible) [moments] &

a prayer & we went (illegible) hus-

band & wife, then was many

beautiful congratulations from

loved friends. Some times I felt

like weeping then smiles of joy

would I have all [loss] away con-

gratulations our supper was an-

nounced, supper passed of very

pleasantly. the room was [crow]
ded with the guest, all seemed

to enjoy them selfs very much

the evening passed pleasantly

indeed it was a lovely night

everything looked beautiful [I] happy

to me it was between one &

two oclock at night before the

guest all left, The next day was

also a beautiful bright day &

this was the day he was to take

me home, Neither of our

Parents were present [for] the

occasion a considerable [aunt]

went with us My heart beat

[rapidly] as we neared his home

his Ma or our Ma it is now came

forth to meet us. she pressed

a Mothers [loving] kiss on my

lips & gave me a hearty wel-

come as her child, this did

me much, dinner was soon

[announced], dinner over, our

Cousin [Let Holiday] rode up was

glad to see him in the [evening]
just all dispersed. Sis Lizzie

spent the night with us, the

next day we all spent the day

at our Uncle Jesse [Gannetts]
Cousin Joe & Sis [Lizzie] came

back with us, that night when

alone in our room he [read]
a portion of Gods word & had [prayer]
that prayer fell like [imbers]on my

Soul, my heart went out to him

(illegible)

Sat 15th Cousin Joe went home that

evening we went to the [Squires]
had quite a [nice time]. went

to preachingthe next day, Mon.

day [17th ] Jesse went to Pontotoc

to get his [coat] cut [I was so

lonely]while he was gone the

time seemed so long when he

was absent, Tuesday we all

went to uncle Jesses to make

his coat Wendsday The [Squire] &

Mollie came down we all went

to Uncle Jessies & spent the night

early next morning Ma sent for

us that Cousin [Wert] Johnson was

here [herouse] we went back he

was on his way home, had been

severely wounded in Vain the leg

Friday 21st [Bro] Jim White came

also Uncle Jesse & Aunt Jane

spent the day with us, that night

Bro Jim [Jacksin] Sis Lizzie Jessie

& I went to a party at Mrs [Bakers]
was quite a large crowd that [night]
some of Jessie’s comrades persuaded

him to stay a day longer. they were

to start Monday following. I was so

glad to think I would have his dear

company one day longer. We only

staid a short time after supper

Jacksin & Sis Lizzie staid all night

next morning it was raining Bro

Jim went home. Jacksin also Sis

Lizzie staid until after dinner

I had headache all day. Sunday

We expected to go to Pa’s but the

weather was to inclement. Staid at

Uncle Jessie’s that night. next mor

ning . Jacksie told me [Mitchel] &

Lizzie was going to marry the next

[Wendsday] night. Monday Rain

We went to Pa’s I taken [headache]
& a [chill] was quite sick all

night & next morning (illegible)

oclock, but I had (illegible)

best of nurses. My [darling] was

So kind & attentive. Wendsday Eve

we came home. I was not able to

go to the wedding. & Jessie would

not go without me. Thusday we

went to Uncle Jessie to Mitchels

infore. We got there before the

Groom & bride & their attendants

Aunt Jane told me Nat was

going to marry that night. The

day passes pleasantly but was very

cold Mitchel & Lizzie went to the

Weding that evening [Jessie] was af-

fraid for me to go & he would

not go either Friday Mollie & [Pap]
spent the day with us, that evening

we went with as far as Mr

Bakers & son Nat & [Montshey]
looked very pleasing & loving indeed

Sat [88] Was very cold Jessie & I

went to the [Squires] intending to [go]
(illegible) but as it was so cold

we had prayer meeting at the [Squires}

& dismissed. Lieut Sanders called

congratulated me very highly. went

home that evening & went home

with Uncle Jessie & spent the

night. the last time we were there

together. Sunday 29th was a lovely

day but very cold we staid at

home together. how sad my heart

to know this was the last day I

would spend with my husband in

a long time & perhaps the last on

earth. but I tried to be cheerful

Aunt Jane & Uncle Jessie spent

the day with us. Mitchel & Lizzie

called that evening. they were going

to Uncle Jessies to see their Mam

ma. Mr & Mrs Lindsey & Ruth

came and staid till bedtime, Sis

Lizzie staid all night with us

it was getting late & Jessie [asked]
us to sing one more for him [& I]
tried but my voice failed I could

no longer be cheerful My thoughts

were of the [four] pleasant days

we had sent together & then he

had to leave me & I thought of

the many [many] dreary days

that might elapse ere I would se him

again, perhaps never again

for I had no assurance that

he (illegible) he would ever return

as I knew he was going as it

were into the very jaws of death

all I could do was commit

him to God, knowing if it was

his will he would restore him

to me if not to try to [bow]
submissively to his will. Jessie

read a portion of [God’s] word

then we all bowed once more

around the family alter & he

lead in prayer, he prayer so

fervently for our protection

& his & that grace sufficient

might be given us for every trial

& that we might part [cheerf

ully] trusting in God that we might

meet again. after his prayer we

also prayed. we almost had a

little meeting. We then retired to

our room, I tried to talk cheerful

& hopeful but it seemed as if

my silent grief [bereft] me of

all (illegible). Monday 30. [he] (illegible)

once again I bowed & prayed for

grace & strength sufficient

to bear the trial of parting with

My husband as I should. break-

fast (illegible) but [little was eaten]
all was busy in making prep-

erations for his departure. twas

a sinking almost (illegible)

I helped in packing up his clothes

I (illegible) calm but was

[more] (illegible) my strugles (illegible)

in firming up my (illegible) almost

idolized husband [so] soon to be

exposed to the dangers, temptations

& trials in the (illegible) & battle

field. Mitchel Lizzie & Mrs

[Jackson] & [Uncle] Jessie came

down to see him (illegible) more

time passed & all was [ready]
I [retained] my tears till [now]
but when all was [ready] & I

saw him redy to bid farewell

to his home again, my [bursting]
heart gave vent to its feelings

he first told the servants good

bye then to all the rest & then

[hasten] the trial was at hand I

could put it off [no] longer

I tried to speak but could not

find [utterance] for my words

he help me [close] to his heart

for a few moments & [pressed]
a kiss on my lips & then left

me. I can not express my feelings

[only] a young loving wife

that have experienced the [same]
can know my feelings. such

a feeling of lonelyness came

over me & I looked often [back]
& [strained] my eyes to catch

one more glimps of his [re

treating] form but could not & then

I felt that he was gone from

my embrace & perhaps for

ever. Lizzie came to tell me

good by she seemed to [sym

pathize] with me, & in my

[gnot] grief & I pityed [her]
for (illegible) girls I knew she

would lean here to words of

the same trial. Mrs Jackson &

Sis Lizzie beged me to go home with

them. I consented as one place was

about as another with me now

Ma & I went & spent the night

Lizzie came home with us [& spent}

the night. Tuesday 31st I went to (illegible)

to pass the time away. I had [spent]

18 days with my husband a happy

young wife 7 those were the happiest

of life. (illegible) at times in my life

[first] moments the thought would

occur this can not last but a little

while soon soon my loved one must

leave me but I tried to dispell

all gloomy thoughts & to be hap

py while I was with him. I had

a little hope Tuesday evening that

maybe he would come back

as I heard that the train was not

coming. but [Pa] came & my darling

I knew was gone. but Pa said they

were only going to Meridian Miss

[this pleased] me some I thought

[when] he left he was going to

S.C. S S C

The diary entries end here.

The diary continues with 1 ½ pages of

names with tally marks beside them.

Hattie Williams 18

Sallie Williams 21

Lonie William 16

Joe Williams 16

[Nannie] Williams [191/2]
[Mary] Owen 12

Ella Owen 11

Emma Owen 8

[Hillory] Owen 13

[Mon] [Florily] 19

Martha Florih 19

Holden Wood 20

Annie Wood 23

John Richey 24

Mollie [Richey] 13

Henry Roy 10

John Roy 15

Willa Roy 12

Richard [Calaway] 11

Susie [Calaway] 9

Moton Cox 19

Robert Crocker 14 ½

Annie Garrett 25

[Mary] Robards 8

[Mary] Roye 20

[Margret] Roye 22

[Hosy Baker] 13 ½

Becca Roye 8 ½

Sallie Crocker 4

[Harriet] 5

this (illegible)

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