Civil War Diary
of William Owen, Co K., 86th NYSV
June and July, 1864
Jun 1. Took charge of a detatchment
of ninety men to draw rations.
Jun 2-4 no entry
Jun 5. [transcribers note: Mr. Owen lists eight men by last name in two columns.
There is no other entry therefore I cannot tell what the purpose was.]
Jun 6. Sick in 593 John Morgan,
A. McCormic, Birdsell, A. Gross
Jun 7. Sick of my detatchment:
B. Gammins,2, H. McCarmine,4, S. Allen,
2, M. Edwards,4, B. Lombard,4,
P. Murphy, E. Gifford, M. Figmor, M. Burke.
Jun 8. Sick in detatchment:
Henry Fincke,H. McCarmine, A. Gross
Jun 9. Sick in detatchment:
H. McCarmine, A. Gross.
Jun 10. Sick in detatchment:
[Transcribers note: Mr. Owen continues to make entries listing various men over
the course of the month of June with several days left blank. This continues
until July 5 where he does some arithmetic on the page.
On the 13th of July he writes "We the undersigned do solemnly promise never to
speak of anything that we have no business." There are no signatures following
July 14-21. [transcribers note: Mr. Owen either leaves the pages blank or lists
mens names with no clue as to his purpose.]
Jul 22. We the undersigned solemnly
promise never to speak of any thing we have
no business to: Wm Owen, H.A. Pierce,
A. Allen, J. Evers, Wm. Bloomfield, J.
Brown, M. Stowe, Dion, Dodge, Clough, Hillborn.
Jul 29. George Thurston died in Camp Sumter.
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