Civil War Diary
of William Owen, Co K., 86th NYSV


The Second Diary

Transcribers note: This diary is a pocket diary published by Willy Wallach, No. 43 John Street, New York. It is leather bound with DIARY & 1863 embossed on the front cover & has a pocket in the back which contained the following 2 letters. The front contains a table of distances & times by railroad to various cities from New York as well as a postage rate chart, moon phases for New York & San Francisco & tide charts for San Francisco. The cash account pages in the back contain various accountings of food & clothing items purchased, the memoranda pages contain the following: 21 Roberson P 21 Routs A 22 Sabner Dead 23 Schidy A 24 Walker Dead 25 Williams A 26 George A 27 Pinckard P Northern neck of Va. I have roamed Virginia over and many places met But for loveliness and lots of fun Give me the Northern necks yet. My country calls. I must obey, and from my native land away. But ere I go sweet one, I ask Of thee a simple friendly task that you remember remember me.

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