Basil H. Messler Diaries

January 12th - 23rd, 1865 diary transcription

12th The Marine Reg turned over there Arms and equipments and Brother Jake came and took Supper with Me and spent the evening with me and we had a good visit went to the C C Meeting Room

13th I again went out to the Reg and returned to town wrote a Letter to Miss E.A. Lintz and was to the Christian Communtion[sic]

14 In town all day visited the C.C.M.R.

15 Sabath and a Beautiful day and Brother Jake Came and spent the day with Me and we had a walk in the fore noon to the Dept and in the afternoon we went down to the Levy and went a Board the old U S Steamer John Raine and met with many good old friends such as Capt Pilots and other of the Old Steamers inmates and all appeared natural &C..

16th Spent the Day in laying round the Commissary got a Letter from Sister M D M & Brother M B B & wrote to Sister

17 Went out to the Reg. spent a couple of Hours and then returned to town and in the after noon Co. G. was mustered out of the U.S. Servis By Capt Dusussie &C..

18th No news only Co G was paid off

19 went to the Court House and Seen Capt Fisher and to the C.C.R.s

20 All quiet and the Brigade is gradualy going out &C.. and then Boy's take the first Steamer up the River

21 At the commissary and doing well visited the C.C. to day had a chat with Miss Livings on the subject of Religion visited the Hospitle in the evening &C..

22nd Sabath Brother Jake came down to see me we Spent the day very pleasant we made taffy and it was good

23rd Anxious to we[sic] Mustered out But are oblige to wate another week yet to accomodate the webfeet[sic] of our Regment or Co. &C.. Bording[sic] at the Commissary wrote a Leter[sic] to Father


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