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June, 1865 – Mustered Out

Smithsonian Institute, ca. 1865


Beginning Location:  Washington, District of Columbia

Jun. 1

Day pleasant. Assist Capt. Hazzard on his 51 unis and muster out rolls. Health good.

Jun. 2

Still in our camp near Washington, D. C. Work on the muster out rolls.

Jun. 3

Still working on the muster out roll.

Jun. 4

At meeting 3 time during the day.

Jun. 5

Warm. Still in our old camp awaiting our muster out of the U.S. service.

Jun. 6

Went to the city. Visited Navy Yard, Smithsonian Institute and different other objects of interest.

Jun. 7

Today I assisted some on the rolls. Day warm. Health not very good.

Jun. 8

Morning warm and a little rain in the evening.  This evening at 1/2 past 6 we were mustered out of the U. S. service, a day I have looked forward to many months ago.

Jun. 9

Left camp at 9 am. Marched to the Capitol – until 8 when we took train for Parkersburg.

Jun. 10

Passed through Harpers Ferry at 1/2 past 12 in a heavy rain and storm.

Jun. 11

Left Piedmont at 1/2 past 4 in the morning and crossed the Devil’s Back at 8 am.

Jun. 12

Arrived at Parkersburg at 1/2 past 4 in the morning, eat breakfast and left at 8 1/2 am.

Jun. 13

Landed at Cincinnati at 11 am. Left at 12. Landed at Larenberg at 1:30pm. Arrived at Indianapolis at 12 am on the 14th.

Jun. 14

Eat breakfast at the Soldier’s Home and a reception dinner at 1/2 past one, reception at 2.

Jun. 15

Signed the payroll in the morning, drew on day’s ration, turned over tents, knapsack, haversacks, canteens.


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