Thursday, January 17, 2013

1862 December -31 Farm outside Savannah, Ohio

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

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1862

Started letters
                                 & Mary Dinsmore
to Hunt & Eliza, Eliza Olin & Jennie ^
Did the chores
Cut some wood &c this
Went this afternoon
to Savannah, went
to [Hunters?]
Saw Hett & her sister did
not go in. Went to
Prayer Meeting after which
met Eliza Vermilion
& quite unexpectedly
walked home with her
Went up into the
Chapel [?] engagement
& met there Holt &
Miss Boynton, heard
some music walked home
with Hett.  Called short time
Had with them a whisky
some eggs were up until
after midnight.  Fine evening
mostly clear this afternoon

[Last entry in Templeton's diary .  Although he wrote on the 27th that he had purchased a diary for 1863, the 1862 volume is the only one in the possession of the University of Virginia.  Mustered out after the disbanding of the regimental bands, Templeton does not appear to have re-enlisted in another regiment.]

MSS 10547-bm

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