Friday, August 31, 2012

1862 September 1 near Washington, D.C.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio]

Monday, Sept. 1, 1862

Guard mounting
no parade on act of rain
Went out this forenoon
about a mile to a
peach orchard to get some
peaches were ordered out
came to Creek a beautiful
spring where I bathed
with John & Gillett
lay about this afternoon
stewed some peaches got
some cakes of a [fiddler?]
mail came in  got
another letter from
Cannonading most of
the day goes on some
during the night
Cloudy heavy showers this
evening now raining

MSS 10317 

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