Sep 1. Christians see the ___ of all things and the ___ of things above. Sep 2 through 19. No entries Sep. 20. Attended meeting in the Hartford ___ Church, Baltimore Md. Thank God for these blessings. Sep 21 through 25. No entries. Sep 26. Attended meeting in the evening. Report of the northern and ___ ___. Sep 27. Attended meeting in the forenoon and evening at the N.E. Church Hartford___. Sep 28. Come unto me all ye that are weary & heavy laden and I will give you rest. What a ___ ___ is this. Sep 29. Examined and prepared to return to my Regt. Attended meeting in the Hartford ___ Church. Several ___ at the alter has prayre, a good meeting. Sep 30. Left McKims Mansion Hospl, came to Paterson Park hospl. Oct 1. (Rev. R. Spencer Vinton) Chaplain McKims Mansion Hosp. Still remain at Paterson Park Hospl. Oct 2. Still at Paterson Park Oct 3. Left Paterson Park, took the cars and went to Washington. Stayed in the soldiers retreat overnight. Oct 4. Took the cars at ___ for Alexandra, arrived in camp. Convalecent at 12 N. Saw brother Carl found him pretty low. Oct 5. Stayed in camp convalescent all day. Wrote letter to my parents evening & attended meeting. Oct 6. Stayed in camp all day, attended prayer meeting in the ___ commission chapel nine AM. Oct 7. Stayed in Camp ___ all day. Evening attended meeting in Christian Commission Chapel. Finished reading my bible through. Oct 8. Stayed in camp & wrote letters. Got order to be ready to leave in the morning. Bought a pair of gloves. Oct 9. Took leave of my brother Carl and marched to ___ three miles back. Took the cars for Culpepper. Oct 10. Left my camp and orders to pack up for march. Fell in line at 12N marched one mile and halted. Read over night. Read the annointment of Lord. Oct 11. Took up our line of march 10 AM Marched 14 miles near the two rivers. Forded the river 12 Oclock at night. ___ ___ and bivouacked for the night in the open field. Oct 12. Went on picket along the Rappahannock. Fighting almost all day ___ the river. Oct 13. Fell in at daybreak without any breakfast, marched double quick all day. Had a skirmish with the Rebs about 4 PM. Soon routed them, lost no men. Marched on until came to ___ & camped. Oct 14. Fell in at daylight and marched about 20 miles and put in at Centerville. Hard fight in our rear. Rebs beaten. Took five pieces of artill. and 300 prisoners. Oct 15. Fell in at daylight and marched 8 miles and camped at Fairfax Station. Fighting still going on with the cavalry. Oct 16. Stayed in camp, saw a deserter from the 5th Mich Vol shot to death. The whole division paraded to witness the scene. A terrible sight. Oct 17. Gen Sickles takes command of his old corps. Inspection of army by Maj. Stafford 20th Ind Regt returned from N York, joined our brig. Evening attended meeting. Oct 18. Stayed in camp at Fairfax Station all day. Meeting in the AM and evening two started on the road to ___. Oct 19. Fell in at daylight & marched to Manasas Station for diner. The rebs falling back. Marched about 2 miles farther and camped for the night. Oct 20. Fell in at 6 AM and marched about 18 miles, forded two creeks and bivouacked for the night near Greenacre: hard march, went on picket. Oct 21. Fell in at 7 AM . Marched 10 miles and went into camp near Callett Station, all they boys nearly worn out. Oct 22. Stayed in camp all day. Evening attended meeting. Sermon by the Chaplain of the 22nd Regt. Oct 23. Stayed in camp. Had inspection of arms by Capt. Nash. Evening attended prayer meeting in the hosp tent. Oct 24. Stayed in camp. Cold and rainy all day. I wish this cruel war were over but God must choose the time. Oct 25. Detailed on camp guard. All fair and pleasant day. Orders to march. Fell in after dark, marched a few rods & camped again. Oct 26. Relieved 10 AM, stayed in camp. Called up from in a sweet sleep at 11 oclock at night. Marched about two miles & camped in the wood. Oct 27. Remained all day near cedar run. Some cannonading in the direction of Moal-run shoals. Oct 28. Layed out a camp moved a few rods & pitched tents. Wrote a letter to Sister Orisa & ___. Oct 29. Fell in line at five in the morning. Marched about three miles to work on the rail-road but did no work. Evening attended prayer meeting. Oct 30. Worked on the railroad shoveling dirt on the track. Another Union victory achieved by Burnside in the south west. Oct 31. Worked on the rail way PM. Mustered for pay by Major Stafford. This time is ___away on the ___ ___ and another month gone.
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