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    Diary of Edward Brewer - 30th Ga Inf

    I had posted portions of this prior to the crash. Those post were lost. Lucky My dad and I have finished the transcription of Sgt Edward Brewer. He is an ancestor of mine that serves as the Commissary Sgt for the 30th Ga. I hope others find this useful. I will post it in a few parts.

    INTRODUCTION

    Edward Ebenezer Brewer was the son of Thomas Aspinwall Brewer and Mary Foster Brewer. He was born in Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, June 4, 1828. In 1838 his family moved to Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Here he spent his life up until the War Between the States caused his life to come to a premature end. On July 17, 1858, Edward married Caroline Elizabeth Jones in Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia. They had three daughters, Mary Lena, b. April 16, 1854, Matilda Georgia, b. January 18, 1858, and Catherine Emma, b. February 3, 1860. Before entering the army, Edward was a painter.

    On May 14, 1862, Edward enlisted as a private in Company D, 30th Regiment of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry. The unit was known as the Huguenin Rifles and was assigned to the Army of Tennessee. He was appointed Assistant Commissary June 8, 1862. On August 1, 1863, he was appointed as Commissary Sergeant. His brother-in-law, Richard Aaron Benson, also served in this unit. Their joint service was for about four months. Richard enlisted as a private on September 25, 1861, when the unit was formed, and was discharged on September 26, 1862, at the end of his one year enlistment. Like Edward, Richard was appointed Commissary.

    Over the time span covered in the diary, the 30th moved from Montgomery, Alabama to several locations around Jackson, Mississippi, back through Alabama to Atlanta and then on to north Georgia around Chattanooga. On November 18, 1863, Edward left his unit for Atlanta whereupon arrival he was quartered at the Fair Ground Hospital No. 2, Ward 17. From here he was sent to Macon on November 24th. Two days later on November 26, 1863, records reflect he was admitted to Floyd House & Ocmulgee Hospitals. The diary indicates by December 7th he was no longer a patient. The exact nature of his hospitalization is not known. On June 8, 1864, Edward died as a result of pneumonia.

    The diary was written on a small book with pages slightly smaller than 3 inches wide by 5 inches high. Each page was divided into three days. Originally printed for the year 1861, Edward changed the dates to 1863. At some point, a child wrote on some of the pages. Fortunately all the entries are legible. Three pages are missing. The original diary is now in the possession of Mary S. Ferguson, wife of the late Jean Ferguson, great grandson of Edward E. Brewer. Mrs. Ferguson lives in Senerna Park, Maryland. It is because of her caring for family that made this transcription possible.

    Persons and places mentioned in the diary have been identified where possible. Individuals and locations are indexed by date rather than by page as this makes spotting them easier. Military rank, units and dates of service are given where known. Other data such as birth and death dates and nativity are shown if known.

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    Re: Diary of Edward Brewer - 30th Ga Inf - Part 2

    SATURDAY MAY 16, 1863

    Montgomery Ala - mailed letter to wife -
    Left Montgomery for Mobile via Rail Road to Tensas Station.

    missing page ( May 17th to May 22nd )

    SATURDAY MAY 23, 1863

    bivouaced (sic) last night on the edge of a swamp cooked breakfast ran oven full of bread to be ready for marching at short notice. Walked off a mile from camp to a quiet spot to worship my Kind Heavenly Father felt blessed in so doing. Wrote & mailed a letter to my beloved wife.

    SUNDAY MAY 24, 1863

    Clear & Warm day
    spent the forenoon in the woods reading & wrote part of a letter to my dear wife - Brig Genl Walker recd promotion to Maj Genl

    MONDAY MAY 25, 1863

    clear & hot
    finished & mail'd letter to wife. Capt. A. B. Smith Actg Brig Com promoted to Divn Commissary Capt Little 30th promoted to Actg Brig Com myself promoted to Actg Regtl Com. moved from Vaughan Station 5 miles off in the woods near Decentville.

    Decentville Miss
    TUESDAY MAY 26, 1863

    Dry, clear & Hot
    Spent the day loafing about in the woods around camp - Heard Bro Fears preach from Math 16th ch 19th v.

    WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 1864

    Dry clear & Hot
    still camped in the woods about 1 miles from Decentville - Had a fine bath in a deep hole in creeks run

    THURSDAY MAY 28, 1864

    clear & Hot today
    Nothing occured (sic) worth a place in a Diary - Another Bath. Threatning (sic) rain to night (8 o'clk) -


    FRIDAY MAY 29, 1863

    clear & Hot - no rain last night -
    Lt Jhn M. Calaway & I slept in Ellisons Church (Meth) about 5 or 6 miles from Vaughns station

    SATURDAY MAY 30, 1863

    clear & Hot Then Cloudy
    recd orders to be ready to march at 6 o'clk A.M. but did not leave until 11 A.M. - Sent letter off to my wife - stopt (sic) & Bivouacd (sic) about 8 o'clk

    SUNDAY MAY 31, 1863

    clear & Hot as Blue Blazes
    Resumed our march - Moved about 19 or 20 miles through a awful Dusty road & the sun pouring down all the heat possible passed through Benton about 4 o'clk PM - halted at 2 AM at night 1 mile southwest of Yazoo City.

    Yazoo City
    MONDAY JUNE 1, 1863

    Clear & Hot as Blue Blazes
    Nothing of importance happened to day worth relating.

    TUESDAY JUNE 2, 1863

    clear & Hot
    Took up line of March about 9 A.M. went 2 miles & bivouacs on Short creek 3 miles from Yazoo City - halted at 4 o'clk P.M.

    WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 1863

    letter to wife
    cloudy & Hot. prospect of Rain
    Capt Whitaker & I went to the City. found it a small city on the banks of Yazoo River - surrounded by hills of great height - had a Birds I view of country from top of one of the highest points. pretty view -

    THURSDAY JUNE 4, 1863

    clear & Hot -
    I am 35 yrs old this Morning we are still on the banks of Short creek - in a Valley surrounded on all sides by high hills -



    FRIDAY JUNE 5, 1863

    clear & Hot
    Yankees destroyed Mechanicsville Miss - our Div marched out to meet them but did not see them. Wagon Train went 1 mile East of Yazoo City returned to Bivovac & returned to camp 1 mile East of Y City.

    SATURDAY JUNE 6, 1863

    clear & Hot
    returned to camp on short creek - Lt Towles Co A promoted to Capt Lt Phinizee Co. F 30th Ga. died.

    SUNDAY JUNE 7, 1863

    clear & Hot
    Had to issue Beef this morning - P.M. Chaplain A. B. Fears preached from the most important of all questions "What must I do to be saved?"

    MONDAY JUNE 8, 1863

    cloudy & fair alternately.
    The heavy firing, heard for several days in the direction of Vicksburgh (sic), is still going on.

    TUESDAY JUNE 9, 1963

    cloudy & fair alternately
    Co. D went on Picket - Fine prospect for rain - but no rain.

    WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 1863

    Raining morning -
    Co D returned from Picket - I am quite sick today. sick Head ache & Diarhea (sic) - Graden (Co B) issued rations for me

    THURSDAY JUNE 11, 1863

    cloudy
    I am much better today The canonading (sic) in the direction of Vicksburg (sic) ceased today - expect our forces achieved another Victory

    FRIDAY JUNE 12, 1863

    Fair & cloudy alternately.
    am quite weak today - wrote great news to my wife such as will make her rejoice have felt happy all the afternoon.

    SATURDAY JUNE 13, 1863

    clear & warm
    Wilsons Brigade leaves camp on Short creek - enroute for Vernon Brigade halted at 9 P.M. 24 miles from Yazoo City.

    SUNDAY JUNE 14, 1863

    clear & Hot
    Bivouaced (sic) 24 miles from Y City The last wagons reached the Brigade at 4 this morning. Resumed our march at 8 A.M. halted at 11 AM at Big Black creek 4 hours

    MONDAY JUNE 15, 1863

    clear & warm
    Biv mile from Vernon at 8 P.M. tremendous hills between Yazoo City & Vernon on Mr. Kearny's lot -

    TUESDAY JUNE 16, 1863

    warm, clear & cloudy alternately
    Wagons sent off to Canton for Com Stores - Heavy rain in afternoon wrote letter to my wife -

    WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 1863

    cloudy, some rain last night
    Dolph Miller, Green Melvin & Charnie Champion came up in the night (3 A.M.) heard (Verbally) from home, "my sweet little chinquspin" (Kitty) been quite sick with Pneumonia

    THURSDAY JUNE 18, 1863

    rain P.M. Some rain during the afternoon
    Had a private chat with Lt Mann after supper concerning a certain Capt & A.C.$

    FRIDAY JUNE 19, 1863

    clear & warm
    Requisition for 471 Men.

    SATURDAY JUNE 20, 1863

    clear & warm.
    Bathed in a hole of water. Tremendous heavy & quite rapid canonading since Midnight, West of Vernon. - Benton (Burton?) & Bill Young fought Had Shoes soled & patched. 3.00 46th Ga Lost 2 pr drawers. Took a bath in a ditch.

    SUNDAY JUNE 21, 1863

    cloudy, slight sprinkle very early
    Rev Mr Snodgrass, Chapl from Vicksburgh preached to our Brigade at 10 AM
    cold last night.

    MONDAY JUNE 22, 1863

    clear & warm
    nothing of importance to day - Writing to my wife -

    TUESDAY JUNE 23, 1863

    clear & warm
    Writing still to wife - Had pants patched. 6 PM cloudy, prospect for rain.

    WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 1863

    Rain last night, all night very fine prospect for more today.
    Mailed letter to Wife. Requisition for 465 men - Requisition on Com at Canton for Bacon Mess very heavy firing at Vicksburgh
    Requisition for 25 men

    THURSDAY JUNE 25, 1863

    clear & very warm -
    Bot pants from Sergt Dixon Co E $8.00 Race between Tipper & Stringer - Tipper beat. Heard of the loss of the "Fingal", Sav Iron clad -

    FRIDAY JUNE 26, 1863

    clear & warm
    Bathed. conversed with Manning Dillard formerly a resident of Macon. Had spoilt Beef condemned Dreamed last night of "Beef" - Heard that Pemberton whipt (sic) Grant 24th

    SATURDAY JUNE 27, 1863

    cloudy & warm.
    Bathed. Had to have spoilt beef buried Issued Bacon

    SUNDAY JUNE 28, 1863

    very Hot, flying clouds, prospectg rain.
    Bathed again Heard Bro Roann "exhort" at 4 P.M. at 46th Ga preaching place heard Bro Andrews (a stationed Preacher) at same place at night

    MONDAY JUNE 29, 1863

    clear & pleasant, early hot later in the day -
    Writing to wife - Regt drawing shirts, drawers, hats & 2 Jackets to a Co - I drew 1 pr Drs - Capt Little sick -

    TUESDAY JUNE 30, 1863

    clear & hot -
    Brigade moved from Vernon - 4 miles south East - left at 6 stopt at 8 A.M. Walked nearly all the way - 4 P.M. Regts & Batts inspected & mustered for pay - at Mr Treadwells plantation B. A. Wright died Took supper with Mr Dillard last night - $1.50

    WEDNESDAY JULY 1, 1863

    clear & Hot
    Recd orders at Midnight to cook up rations & be ready to march at daylight which we did & stopt 11 miles from Vernon on road to Vicksburgh

    THURSDAY JULY 2, 1863

    clear & Hot*
    Moved at daylight Genl Johnston passed me at sun rise. Cooked pan of Corn at a cool Spring. Stopt at 3 o'clk PM 12 m from Edwards Depot - letter to wife Jos Shockly Co F

    FRIDAY JULY 3, 1863

    cloudy & a few drops of rain
    Division stood still to day at 12 miles from Edwds Sta post - Slight rain just at night

    12 miles from Edwards Depot on a creek
    SATURDAY JULY 4, 1863

    cloudy & fair alternately -
    Marion Heard & a Sharp Shooter fought Hightower A.Q.M. pd me 3 mos extra pay B. A. Wrights chattels sold at auction Saw Genl Loring - Vicksburgh capitulated

    SUNDAY JULY 5, 1863

    clear & Warm - Hot -
    Issued Meal & salt early Today Artillery & Cavalry going to the front Took a shower bath - Heard Bro Stanley Chapln 46th Ga preach at 25 Ga J. & E. Millisons were baptized by pouring



    MONDAY JULY 6, 1863

    clear & Hot
    Left Camp about 2 oclk AM. Troops went one road, Wagons another Eat some ripe watermelon Train passed through Brownville at 9 AM -

    Bathed this morning
    TUESDAY JULY 7, 1863
    clear & Hot
    Left camp about 6 AM for Jackson passed Clinton 9 AM - passed the Jackson battle grd about 12 arrived at J. at 1 P.M. Walked 4 or 5 miles & carried heavy load.

    WEDNESDAY JULY 8, 1863

    Fair & Cloudy alternately & hot
    Bad night last, on Soldiers - rainy. Went into the City & bought Capt Whitaker a hat $25.00 Recd 2 letters from my wife & one from my precious Lena, her 1st effort at letter writing.

    THURSDAY JULY 9, 1863

    clear & hot
    orders reached us at 3 AM to go out to meet the Yanks. Regt left about 4 - train left about 7 for Brandon & were ordered back when within 2 miles of B - We returned & issued Hard Bread to Regts of the Brigade - Some fighting took place to day 3 or 4 miles from Jackson our men held their positions all day. Fighting began about 7 AM quit at dark

    FRIDAY JULY 10, 1863

    clear & hot
    a great battle expected to be fought to day. slept in woods last night near Jackson Cemetery - visited their Cemetery early this morning pretty spot Saw Genl Jackson, Cavly General - Fight resumed between Artily about 7 3/4 & continued slowly all day 7 or 8 of our men killed & wounded. I am quite sick to day.

    SATURDAY JULY 11, 1863

    clear & hot
    Battle began about sunrise between Infantry - Hard rain between 2 & 4 PM. detail cooking for Regt - writing to wife & Lena. Sent rations to Regt at 1 A.M.

    SUNDAY JULY 12, 1863

    clear & hot, hot
    Fight between Artily about 8 A.M. Working all day cooking for Regt 588 lb Meal due 30th Regt for to day

    MONDAY JULY 13, 1863

    cloudy & Warm -
    cooking for Regt. still fighting around Jackson, Lt Genl Pemberton arrived at Jackson to day from Vicksburgh cooked rations for Regt & sent them off about 9 o'clk - Maj Lambs head shot partly off by a canon Ball - (29th Ga).

    TUESDAY JULY 14, 1863

    clear & hot
    Having rations cooked for Regt - sent them off at 5 P.M. Bathed in Pearl River. Fight progressing slowly. Drew a hat from Hightower.

    WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 1863

    cloudy & hot
    Fight progressing slowly Having rations cooked - Beef brains for dinner - nice.

    THURSDAY JULY 16, 1863

    clear & hot -
    Sergt Ballentine Co. C Killed to day - Fight still progressing - Made 16 Biscuits & cooked them for my mess who are in entrenchments. Mailed letter to wife - Recd orders at 4 PM for the wagons to move - moved at 5 - for Brandon - drove all night

    FRIDAY JULY 17, 1863

    clear & warm
    Passed through Brandon 8 A.M. Bivouaced 15 miles East of Jackson Issued Beef, Meal & Salt. Capt L owes me 550 lb Meal.

    SATURDAY JULY 18, 1863

    cloudy & a few drops of rain
    Left Bivouac at 5 AM. 1 lb Meal today for a ration. Rain about 5 P.M. arrived at Bivouac about 1 o'clk 30 miles from Jackson, 18 from Brandon Pd Capt L 62 lb meal for 50 lb Bread

    SUNDAY JULY 19, 1863

    cloudy & clear alternately - few drops of rain about noon - very warm
    Issued Flour to the men to day. Genl Johnston's command resting to day would to God that our entire Army would cease from all manner of labor & observe the day as a day of rest & keep the day holy.



    MONDAY JULY 20, 1863

    clear & warm to day
    Bathed at Mill. Recd orders last night at 11 o'clk to hitch up & be ready to move - stood hitched up ready until 10 o'clk this morning - Bivouaced at 2 PM on a high hill near a Tan Yard in thick woods dense undergrowth. Red bugs - Ticks & etc in abundance mailed letter to wife

    TUESDAY JULY 21, 1863

    cloudy & hot
    Had 64 lb Beef condemned Rain from 1 to 2 P.M. some hail Chapman of 29th Ga shot about 5 P.M. for desertion. Issued Ba, Fl, Rice, Sug & salt. Requisition for 418 men.

    WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 1863

    clear & hot
    still on the hill near Tan yard - Rain about 2 P.M. - Issued beef & meal

    THURSDAY JULY 23, 1863

    clear & hot.
    Bathed at Tan Yard. Sold my Duplex Watch for $50.00 Recd letter from wife dated 8th July. Rain about 3 P.M. - writing to wife - Drew tobacco to day from Govnt

    FRIDAY JULY 24, 1863

    clear & hot early - rain about 11 AM
    Bathed again at Tan Yard - Issued beef & crackers Pd Brigade Com to date 25.55 Quite weak to day

    SATURDAY JULY 25, 1863

    Clear & hot still on hill at Tan Yard.
    Issued Beef & Meal - Weak & sick again to day - Order for furloughs issued for 1 Com Officer & 1 man from 25 - 11 o'clk P.M. wagons all ordered to Enterprise.

    SUNDAY JULY 26, 1863

    Clear & hot
    Bathed with Camp at Tan yard - Beef & Meal - Retired to shady & secret spot to worship my Kind Heavenly Father - cloudy; Thunder Lightning & rain from about 3 PM till 9 or 10.

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    Re: Diary of Edward Brewer - 30th Ga Inf - Part 3

    MONDAY JULY 27, 1863

    very cloudy
    Bathed with Lt John Calaway at Tan Yard Issued Beef & Meal for tomorrow - Bacon & Flour for Wednesday very light shower after dinner. Rev Mr Thomas Chapln 36th Miss Regt preached at night in Co G Ferd Nicholson & Joe Drawhorn fought

    TUESDAY JULY 28, 1863

    cloudy & clear alternately early - cleared off warm -
    Bathed again at Tan Yard.

    WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 1863

    cloudy & clear alternately
    Bathed at Tan yard. Mosley returned to Camp. Trimmed whiskers & Moustache

    THURSDAY JULY 30, 1863

    clear & pleasant - a fine breeze blowing
    Bathed at Tan Yard again Moved from Tan Yard hill 1 mile East 1 mile from Morton. Settled with mess - Capt W owes 80c Lt B owes 19.30 Lt C owes 37.30 Lt Calaway Wm Jennings & Jessee Sanders went home on furlough - sent letter to wife by Sanders

    FRIDAY JULY 31, 1863

    Beautiful clear morning - Hot -
    Recd a letter from my wife - Mosley went to Lauderdale Hosptl

    SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 1863

    clear & warm
    Requisition for 414 men, 7 days Ansley returned to Camp. Slight rain late in the day.

    SUNDAY AUGUST 2, 1863

    clear & fair -
    Issued Bacon, Flour, Soap & Salt

    MONDAY AUGUST 3, 1863

    clear & hot
    Special requisition for 27 men 6 days Issued Beef, Meal, Salt & Soap - 441 men Washed shirt, drawers & myself at a mudhole. Took a Pill at bed time.


    TUESDAY AUGUST 4, 1863

    clear & hot.
    sent Hickman after a Pig or Sheep & chickens - got 2 small chickens $1.00 each - Capt Whitaker pd off the men of his Co. (D) 4 months wages, to June 30th 63 - $44.00 each.

    WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5, 1863

    clear & hot -
    chicken pie for dinner - Hickman & Rooks bot 9 sheep for $80 - sold them for about $180. bot 1 fore gr at $4.00

    THURSDAY AUGUST 6, 1863

    cloudy or smoky - cool -
    Lamb for dinner. Pd 1.75 for 14 small peaches - Rain about Sun set -

    FRIDAY AUGUST 7, 1863

    Clear & cool -
    Regt recommenced daily drills.

    SATURDAY AUGUST 8, 1863

    clear & cool, early
    Issued Flour, Beef, Soap Salt & Rice to day on new Requisition for 440 men Wrote to wife -

    SUNDAY AUGUST 9, 1863

    clear & hot.
    Issued Beef, Seconds & Salt. Mailed letter to wife. Quit issuing to Hosptl.

    MONDAY AUGUST 10, 1863

    clear & hot -

    TUESDAY AUGUST 11, 1863

    Bathed early at spring, with water bucket
    Clear & very hot
    Issuing again to Hosptl - Pork pie (very nice one) for dinner Writing to wife

    WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, 1863

    clear & hot
    Bathed again at the Spring. Mailed Letter to Wife.

    THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 1863

    clear & hot.
    bathed again. Bot & eat nice grapes & peaches. Recd a letter from Wife.

    FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 1863

    clear & hot -
    bathed - Issued Beef & Meal for Saturday Issued Bacon & Flour for Sunday Col Boynton returned from home. Recd new detail as Commissary Sergt - dated Aug 1st 63

    SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 1863

    clear & hot -
    Capt Whitaker & I bathed at spring - mended pants.

    SUNDAY AUGUST 16, 1863

    clear & hot
    another Bath Issued Bacon, Flour, Salt, & Soap to 453 men. 32 lb Flour extra. Pork pie for dinner Good rain about Middle of P.M.

    MONDAY AUGUST 17, 1863

    cloudy - prospect for rain rained nearly all night -
    Another Bath this morning Fine fat mutton for supper No rain to day

    TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 1863

    Settled with Brig Com. pd 10.49
    clear & hot.
    Bathed Writing to Wife - Hard rains after dinner

    WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19, 1863

    Bathed
    cloudy early, but cleared off soon.
    Bot a pr of shoes ($5.00) from Braswell, Had Pork pie for supper - magnificent Brigade by Regts drilled before Genl Walker.

    THURSDAY AUGUST 20, 1863

    cool & cloudy & a very light rain early.
    Bathed at Spring. Issued Beef, Salt, & "Wheat Bran". Capt Little went home for 30 days. Brigade by Regts drilled before Genls Johnson, Hardee & Walker. Good rain after supper.

    FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 1863

    Bathed at spring
    cloudy & clear alternately, early -
    Day for fasting, humiliation & prayer in behalf of our Country. Regt recd shoes & clothing Chapln Fears selling Bib & Testamts.

    SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 1863

    another Bath
    clear & cloudy alternately cleared off warm good rain about 1 P.M.
    Issued 2 days flour, 4 ds Soap, 5 ds Rice, 2 ds salt, 1 days beef. 455 men. Co's drawing clothes & shoes.

    SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 1863

    clear & hot, hot some clouds about noon
    29th & 30th Ga Regts ordered to Chatanooga (sic) Tenn. I left camp at 9 o'clk AM walked to Morton Station & drew rations for 5 days from Capt Smith - Whitaker, Barfield & I bathed at Day light. Regt came to Morton about midnight.

    MONDAY AUGUST 24, 1863

    clear & hot, hot, hot
    still at Morton Station 29th Ga Regt left about 1 o'clk this morning Despatched to wife to meet me at Atlanta Jess Sanders & Wm Jennings returned from home last night. recd letters from wife father & 2 sisters. Regt left Morton about 5 P.M. & arrived at Meridian about 3 AM

    TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 1863

    cloudy
    left Meridian about 7 AM Issued meat & hard bread on train Caught fish by side of the Road. Reached McDowells landing about 6 P.M. box load of horses ran off - Took sh "Marengo" for Demopolis R/R from D. to Selma

    WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 1863

    clear & hot -
    arrived at Selma at Day light, left about 6 AM on steamer "Little Cherokee" for Montgomery passed Benton about 2 o'clk P.M. arrived at Montgomery at 3 o'clk in the night.





    THURSDAY AUGUST 27, 1863

    Clear & hot.
    arrived at Montgomery about 3 A.M. Lt Col Boynton & I left on passenger train for Atlanta at 5 A.M. arrived at Atlanta at 5 P.M. arranged for rations tomorrow morning at sun rise. then went to Oliver H. Jones' & met wife & children. Regt left Montgomery about 7 o'clk A.M.

    FRIDAY AUGUST 28, 1863

    Misting rain early, cleared off hot
    Regt arrived at Atlanta about 2 A.M. & left at 4 for Chattanooga. I stayed behind to bring on rations. left at 11 AM on extra train with a part of the 46th Ga. arrived at bivouac about 2 o'clk Sat morning. beautiful scenery along the route.

    SATURDAY AUGUST 29, 1863

    clear & hot
    Issued rations to Regt & left about 10 A.M. for camp 1 miles from bivouac on Chickamogga (sic) river. Issued rations for sunday

    SUNDAY AUGUST 30, 1863

    clear & cool - cold night last night
    Bathed in Chicamauga (sic) river Lt Calaway & Berry Hill returned to camp this morning, brot me a letter from sister - Mrs Benson

    MONDAY AUGUST 31, 1863

    clear & cool early -
    arose at daylight & went to the river & washed Shirt & drawers - Regt moved off & mustered 6 miles to Tyners Sta on Knoxville & East Tenn R Road. Saw Lookout Mt.

    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 1863

    clear & pleasant early - afterwds hot.
    Issued 3 days rations, Ba, Salt Bread & Meal & peas - 4 days soap - 1 day Beef - Settled with Mess all pd up to date

    WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 1863

    cloudy & foggy or smoky - pleasant
    Beaver, Co I, cut mine & Capt W's hair. Bathed late P.M. in spring branch. Mailed letter to wife.



    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 1863

    cloudy & smoky
    Cavalry & Artillery passing by from Lowden.

    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 1863

    Few flying, Scattering clouds.
    Bro Fears returned from home accompanied by Capt Longino Bro F put under arrest. 3 P.M. orders to be ready to march for Rome Ga. left about 5 bivouaced (sic) at Chicamauga Station about 7 or 8 P.M.

    Capt Hightower gave me a horse
    SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 1863

    clear & pleasant - cold last night
    at chicamauga (sic) Station on Westrn & A RR - 12 miles from Chattanooga Tenn - Moved back 1 mile to cook dinner & then moved to chickamauga river again -

    SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1863

    clear & pleasant -
    washed Drawers & self in chickamauga Dave Worsham, Put Hickman & Jno Champion also bathed with me. Mailed letter to wife & Capt Little

    MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 1863

    clear & cool early - warm afternoon
    Drew flour, Syrup, peas & Bacon. Capt Hightower pd me $40.00. Regt order to chickamauga station to load cars with Commy stores. left bivouac about 6 P.M. halted at station about 7 - Men worked all night.

    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1863

    clear & pleasant
    Recd letter from wife.
    Drew 150 lb Bacon 400 lb Flour 50 lb Salt for the Officers of 30th Ga Regt. Regt left the Station about 8 or 9 AM & marched back the same road we traveled last night. En route for Rome by Graysville Canonading (sic) in direction of Chatanooga (sic)

    WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 1863

    Clear & warm -
    Travelled all night last night in search of Regt. found them this morning. We passed them not knowing it. marched til 11 o'clk P.M. - bivouaced about 1 mile from Lafayette, passed "Taylors Range" of Mtns.

    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 1863

    clear & hot.
    Remained in bivouac to day - Orders for 3 days rations to be issued & cooked - drew 2 days Meal, 1 days Bacon - went to bed on a fine pile of Wheat straw. slept sweetly until abt 1 o'clk when we had to rise & prepare to march - went about mile & stayed the remainder of the night.

    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 1863

    clear & hot.
    Army moved about day light - to meet the enemy. Bathed in a stream mile from Lafayette. A little fighting to day. Went to cooking Regts rations, cooked beef by midnight army returned

    SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 1863

    clear & hot.
    in old wheat field waiting to learn what to do today about cooking rations. Rain about 10 or 11 A.M. orders for 3 days rations, drew them & issued the bread & cooked the beef (1 days beef) to carry to the Regt with 2 days Bacon, Regt left about 3 P.M.

    SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1863

    clear & hot, hot
    arose at day break & carried 2 days Bacon & 1 of beef to Regt who are about 8 miles north of Lafayette in line of battle. roads awful dusty - returned about 2 P.M.

    MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 1863

    clear & hot -
    arose at daylight & went to washing clothes - after breakfast went to cooking bread for Regt had 3 days rations of bread to cook - cooked about 1. Troops all returned to Camp 1 mile from Lafayette (Wheat straw pile) & went to cooking

    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 1863

    clear & hot -
    Bathed in creek at camp - Saw some of the "Jackson Artillery" boys - Massenburg, Grier, Ripley, Abel, Whitehurst, Mitchell, Little & Price - Orders for 3 days rations Issued beef for Thursday at 8 o'clk P.M.





    WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 1863

    clear & hot, hot.
    sent letter by John Tidwell to be mailed to wife Issued 1 days meal & beef & Salt for 18th & 19th Went to preaching in La Batt

    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 1863

    Clear & hot.
    Settled with Brigade Commy - 11.60 Troops all leaving Lafayette going toward Ringold (sic). Drenched a mule through the nostril, Walthalls Brigd.

    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1863

    cloudy & cold.
    Wagon train remained at bivouac till noon then went back across the mountains. Battle of chickamauga began to day - Trains bivouaced about midnight.

    SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1863

    clear & cool.
    Foraging, bot butter, Milk, onions, I Potatoes & Vinegar. Battle going on - carried rations to battlefield - issued them about midnight & went back to Hosptl & issued to wounded Col Mangham & Capt Andrews & Lt Bowen wounded Jim Bryant & Bill Jessup killed.

    SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 1863

    clear & cold - heavy frost this morning
    Returned to cook'g camp. Battle raged furiously to day. Beaver (Co I) went with rations

    MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 1863

    clear & cool -
    cooking rations again. Jessee Sanders (Co D) went with them. Bacon & corn Bread sent letter by Capt Walthall to be mailed to wife.

    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 1863

    clear & cool -
    wagon trains left cook'g camp at day light - passed Graysville 2 o'clk P.M. with Cooked beef & biscuit in wagon for Regt & carried them to Regt.





    WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 1863

    clear & pleasant early - soon got hot.
    Cooking again for Regt - 3 days corn bread 1 beef - 2 bacon - left cooking camp at sun set with the rations - via chickamauga over "Missionary Hill" (or Mtn) - Took a nice roast goose to my mess -

    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 1863

    clear & hot.
    returned to Cook'g camp at sun rise. Moved our Cook'g camp 4 miles nearer to the Regt - 1 mile from chicamauga sta on chickamauga creek Wm Young died last night. Geo Moncreif died to day - Cooked 3 days bread for 9 detld men.

    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 1863

    clear & hot.
    Went to cooking 1 days bread for the regt - moved from side of creek in corn field up to an old field 2 or 3 hundred yds distant. Sent Mr. Beaver with the extra bread ration. wrote & sent letter to wife

    SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1863

    Hoghead & feet for breakfast
    clear & cool -
    cooking 1 days bread & beef - I carried it to the Regt - 2 days rations biscuit & pork for the Officers -

    SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1863

    clear & hot -
    cooking for Regt sent Beaver with rations.

    MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 1863

    clear & hot -
    cooking flour & Bacon. John Baker (Co H) died at depot Recd a letter from wife (15th inst.) carried Biscuit, Bacon, & Soap to Regt

    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 1863

    clear & cool -
    Lt Mann, Co E - went to Hosptl Still Cooking - Beef & Bread I went out with rations Requisition for 230 men


    WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 1863

    cloudy -
    Still cooking - commenced sprinkling about 1 or 2 o'clk P.M. Carried Beef & bread to Regt. Saw Yankee brst works & chattanga (sic) Gov Brown Addressed the Brigade

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, 1863

    Raining -
    slow & steady rain all night. Trying to cook - but the rain seems determined to prevent it. cooked nearly all the rations & carried to the men, in the rain.

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 1863

    Clear & pleasant
    Cooked biscuit & carried to the men (who have moved to the foot of "Lookout Mtn."), with Bacon & Whiskey - returned to cook'g Camp a little before day light.

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 1863

    Foggy & smoky -
    Meal & Beef - cooked 2 days bread - Beaver went to Hosptl. Bathed in Chickamauga creek

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 1863

    clear & pleasant -
    Moved our cooking camp to within mile of Regt. to a large spring near the base of "Lookout Mtn" - 4 miles from chattanooga. Corn bread & Beacon to day.

    MONDAY OCTOBER 5, 1863

    clear & cool - cold at night.
    Still cooking - Our guns opened on Chattanooga - firing slow but regular Enemy do not reply - Regt moved a short distance

    TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 1863

    clear & cool
    Cooking Clouded at night -

    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, 1863

    Rainy A.M. cloudy & fair alternately during P.M. fair at night
    Cooking Beef & Meal -



    THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 1863

    clear & pleasant
    Drew Flour & Bacon on new requisition for 250 men - Regt moved to relieve Col Fergurson at Breast works - Moved cookg Utensils up to Regt. but Regt moved off so we moved back to the woods -

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 1863

    Dense fog -
    went with Fl Bread & Ba before day to Regt - Cooked Beef & Flour - Capt Whitaker went to Hosptl. Presdt Davis arrived at Braggs Hd Qrtrs.

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 1863

    sunshine & pleasant morning - misty
    Bro Fears & I rode to the top of "Lookout Mtn." had a grand view of the surrounding country - & the Yankees in Chattanooga. Davis reviewed the troops on the line

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 1863

    Clear & Cool
    Returned Capt Whitaker $200.00 of the money he gave me to Keep - Capt W paid me $22.00 wages to 1st Sept - Writing to wife - letter from wife

    MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 1863

    Rained a little before daylight - soon cleared off pleasant
    Capt W deposited $450.00 with me. Still writing to wife -

    TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 1863

    Rainy morning -
    Corn Bread & Beef to cook in the rain - Sent letter to be mailed to wife -

    page missing ( October 14th to October 19th )

    TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 1863

    Clear & pleasant -
    Bacon - Flour, Syrup. Peas & Sugar Went to Regt with rations -





    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21, 1863

    Cloudy & warm or pleasant
    Rain about one or two o'clk P.M. Pvt Hickman disappeared Loaned Mr Crawford my horse. Sent letter to station to be mailed to wife - Capt Redwine & Lt Calaway came & dined at cooking Camp.

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 22, 1863

    cloudy early - but cleared off a beautiful day -
    Walker takes Fiddlers place. Recd letter & bundle of clothes - (bed & wearing) from wife bought 2 sheep skins for bed - $6.00

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 23, 1863

    Rainy day -
    Jim Lainier, Co G takes Ned Davis' place cooking. Moved our cooking camp to Regt after dark, in the cold rain. Brigade relieved by

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 24, 1863

    cloudy & cold, cold.
    Bacon, Flour, Salt & 5 days soap.

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 25, 1863

    cloudy & cold, cold.
    10 A.M. Brigade moved to the sides of "Missionary Ridge" today Beef Meal & Salt weather moderated greatly before night & became pleasant

    MONDAY OCTOBER 26, 1863

    Clear & pleasant -
    Beef & Flour cloudy P.M - prospect good for a rain to night - Sergt Humphries (Commissary) restoxd?

    TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 1863

    Cloudy -
    letter to wife Brigt moved over to the foot of Lookout Mtn to meet the foe - but returned at night (5 PM) Enemy Captured the 15th Ala Regt





    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 1863

    cloudy - some sprinkling -
    Brig moved at 4 AM to Lkt Mtn again - some dueling between artillery today - Went with cooked rations to Regt through deep mud & water & returned to Brigade Commissary & slept from about 10 or 11 P.M. till morn.

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 1863

    Beautiful clear morning
    drew Flour Beef soap & Salt & returned to camp Brigade returned to bivouac about noon. Tripe for Supper - Fl Bread made all of the mess sick - Capt & I exceptd

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 1863

    Rainy day - cold rain -
    Flour Bread made mess sick again - no meat for breakfast.

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1863

    cloudy early & cold cleared up pleasant -
    Measured the distance (air line) to the summit of Lkout Mtn by counting 2nd between the flash of a cannon & time of hearing report it is about 4 miles -

    SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1, 1863

    Beautiful clear pleasant morning
    Settled up with mess 17.00 ea Brigade ordered to move across the creek - Moved about 3 P.M. - Became cloudy again about noon.

    MONDAY NOVEMBER 2, 1863

    Cloudy & pleasant
    Arose at day light & went to Commissary & drew rations - fried Beef liver for breakfast & paid 25c for one biscuit. made & eat mush & gravy. Recd letter from wife - Writing to Wife

    TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 1863

    cloudy & pleasant cleared off warm
    Capt Whitaker went to the rear Capt Hitch recd accepted resignation Loaned Mosley $200.00. Eat $3.00 worth Ginger Cakes at supper time - 3 cakes $1.00 ea Nichols & Long returned - sent letter to Wife




    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 1863

    Thick fog - cleared off warm
    Capt Hitch left for home. Bot mutton for Mess - 5 lb 80c pr lb

    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1863

    Rainy day
    Magnificant (sic) Mutton stew for dinner -

    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 1863

    clear bright morning
    writing to wife -

    SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1863

    clear & fine day
    Lt Barfield went home on detail to get blankets. M. Tool, Jessee Sanders & Bill Brazwell returned to Co Pd M Tool $22.00

    SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1863

    Beautiful clear morning
    Pd Jessee Sanders $60.00

    MONDAY NOVEMBER 9, 1863

    clear & cold day -
    Horse fell down & caught my leg under him Broke off my last lower jaw tooth

    TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 1863

    clear & cold, cold -
    Meal, Sugar & Soap & Salt No meat to day, but 18 lb Sugar to 100 rations instead

    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 1863

    clear & cold
    No meat again. writing to wife Recd letter from Barfield -

    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1863

    clear & cold -
    No meat - Had to give up & go to "Sick Call". am worn out - Regt moved over to the front to learn their position during the coming battle

    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 1863

    Clear & pleasant day - until about noon clouding up a little.
    attended sale of a box of eatables - cakes & pies sold for 1.25 each - a ham brought $7.50 (about 8 lbs) - 1 Doz Egg $4.87 common poor biscuit brought $3.75 to $4 pr doz. Buttermilk for supper -

    SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1863

    Rainy Morning -

    SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1863

    clear & Cold

    MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 1863

    Clear & pleasant -
    Lt John Calaway rode my horse to chickamauga & drew money from Q M Hightower to pay off Co D Col Nesbits (66th) Regt came up

    TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 1863

    cloudy early - sun rose clear & had a pleasant day -
    Calaway pd off Co D - Considerable Artillery firing in direction of Chattanooga, which Kept Lt Mosley & I from going to Hosptl Went over to 66th found one or two acquaintances -

    WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 1863

    Dense fog early - cleared away about 10 or 11 A.M. & had fine day.
    Lt Mosley & I left camp for Hosptl. Took a drink of warm Salt water to make me vomit to relieve hd ache. but it was no go - Left for Atlanta at 3 PM

    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1863

    clear & fine day -
    arrived at Atlanta about 4 A.M. & after some delay was quartered at the Fair Ground Hospt No. 2 Ward 17

    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1863

    cloudy & cool sprinkling A.M.
    Wrote to wife - Visited Atlanta Cemetery - stood beside the grave of Miss Julia Simmons. Mrs Winship & another lady went around the Hosptl with refreshments

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    Re: Diary of Edward Brewer - 30th Ga Inf -Part 4

    SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1863

    cloudy & rainy morning. clear P.M.
    wrote to wife. Expressed $200.00 to Dr. Worsham - Met several acquaintances at Passenger Shed - small () mess raw oysters for $2.00 went through Atlanta market.

    SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1863

    Beautiful, bright, clear morning
    Lt Mosley & I visited cemetery returning stopt (sic) at Chapel & heard part of a Sermon -

    MONDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1863

    Cloudy & threatning rain -
    Went up to the City - telegraphed wife. Mr. & Mrs Jones came up to Macon to day, from Bascom.

    TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 1863

    cloudy & drizzly morning -
    Left Atlanta Hosptl & went home arrived there at 1 P.M. Met Mr Jones at Depot -

    page missing ( November 25th to December 6th )

    MONDAY DECEMBER 7, 1863

    Clear & Cold -
    Went out to M & W frt Depot & work shop - saw Burke Went to Masonic Lodge - Paid 4 mos dues for 1862 & 1863

    TUESDAY DECEMBER 8, 1863

    cloudy & Cold Drizzly afternoon
    Cut glass for Rev Mr Christian. Went to "Chapter" & paid dues for 62 & 63 - Lovi made a Royal Arc Mason

    WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9, 1863

    cloudy & cool warm about noon -
    Walked out to Col Burtons new house to see David Dunbar to get some money - no use, could not get any





    THURSDAY DECEMBER 10, 1863

    clear & pleasant
    Gov Browns "Fast day" heard Bro Bonnel preach at M E Church - 10 AM - Went to Knt Templar meeting at night.

    FRIDAY DECEMBER 11, 1863

    clear & pleasant
    Paid H.P. Redding $44.25 for eggs.

    SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 1863

    Rainy & cold
    Knt Templar met at night A. B. Small & Dr Wm I. Green Recd Templars degree

    SUNDAY DECEMBER 13, 1863

    Cloudy & cool - some drizzling in forenoon. Went to Mulby St M E Church - Dr Cross preached -

    MONDAY DECEMBER 14, 1863

    clear & cold
    Rode to Vineville with Pa. Eat dinner & left with Tom Benson for his house.

    TUESDAY DECEMBER 15, 1863

    clear & cold
    Self & Dick Benson Jr. returned to Vineville & home. I carried home - Turnips, collards - Turkey - Lightwood milk, cloth for coat & Meal.

    WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16, 1863

    cloudy & cool Rained during PM

    THURSDAY DECEMBER 17, 1863

    Rainy day
    had Coat cut pd $4.00. Loaned Pa $110.00

    FRIDAY DECEMBER 18, 1863

    clear & cold.
    Pa & Dick Benson Jr went to Houston Co - Allens sale. Self & Henry & Billy Brewer priced up Well house & cleaned up back yard

    SATURDAY DECEMBER 19, 1863

    clear & cold, cold.
    Still cleaning up back yard & Garden

    SUNDAY DECEMBER 20, 1863

    clear & cold, cold.
    Went to Pres church AM - (No services at Mulby St Meth church) heard Mr Wills preach; Pa & Ma Called by after church

    MONDAY DECEMBER 21, 1863

    clear & cool -
    Rented Soda Shop to Joe Stephens $20 pr mo. Remodelled fire place in my room "Blue Lodge" at night - Officers elected, Blackshear, W.M. Obear S.W. Boifevillett, J.W. Rose (39th time in succession) Seats

    TUESDAY DECEMBER 22, 1863

    clear & cool -
    trying to sell old iron, bbls, smudge & etc - Templar mtng at night - Dr Nunn "created & dubbed" & etc

    WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23, 1863
    clear & cold.
    sold 2 gross of old corks to Issacs & Bro for $20 - Ma & Addie at my house working on coat. after supper went with wife to Pr meeting - but no meeting

    THURSDAY DECEMBER 24, 1863

    clear & cold, cold
    Sold 1015 lb old iron 50c 507.00
    " Smudge 1.25
    " Brushes 50.00
    " Putty Knives 5.00
    Set out 12 nice young Peach trees in garden bot from Milner ($6)

    FRIDAY DECEMBER 25, 1863

    cloudy & cold, cold, cold.
    Mrs Jones - wife, self & children spent the day at Pa's.




    SATURDAY DECEMBER 26, 1863

    cold -

    SUNDAY DECEMBER 27, 1863

    Rainy day -
    At home all day - Read Bishop Pierce's & Dr Palmers (of N Orleans) sermons on "last day" before the Legislators


    INDEX

    Abel, F. T. 9/15
    Private, Jackson Artillery, C.S.A., enlisted May 17, 1862 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, surrendered with unit May 4, 1865 at Citronelle, Alabama, paroled May 9, 1865 at Meridian, Mississippi.
    Allen, 12/18
    Andrews, 6/28
    Andrews, Robert Jesse 9/19
    Captain, Co. F, 30th Ga., elected 2nd Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1861, wounded Sep. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga, retired Jan. 31, 1865.
    Ansley, Joseph G., 8/1
    Private, Co. E, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861, in Clayton County, wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, Sep. 19, 1863.
    Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, 8/24, 8/27, 8/28, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/24


    Baker, John C., 9/28
    Private, Co. H, 30th Ga., enlisted May 8, 1862, Campbell County, wounded at Chickamauga, Ga., Sep. 19, 1863, died at Chickmauga Station depot, Sep. 28, 1863.
    Ballentine, Alexander W., 7/16
    3rd Sergeant, Co. C, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861, Campbell County, killed July 16, 1863 near Jackson, Mississippi.
    Barfield, James F., 8/23, 11/17, 11/11
    1st Lieutenant, Co. D, 30th Ga., elected 2nd Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, wounded Jun. 27, 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, captured Apr. 20, 1865 in Macon, Georgia.
    Bascom, Georgia, 11/23
    Beavers, Green W., 9/2, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27, 10/3
    Private, Co. I, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861, Butts County.
    Benson, Catherine Elizabeth Brewer, 8/30
    Sister of Edward E. Brewer, born Jan. 24, 1822 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, married Richard Aaron Benson Nov. 24, 1842 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, died Feb. 27, 1908 in Macon.
    Benson, Richard (Dick), Jr., 12/15, 12/18
    Son of Richard Aaron Benson and Catherine Elizabeth Brewer, born 1847 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, married Emma Haskins Apr. 20, 1871 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, died before 1897.
    Benson, Thomas (Tom) Brewer, 12/14
    Son of Richard Aaron Benson and Catherine Elizabeth Brewer, born 1849 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, married Hattie E. Freeman Nov. 24, 1874 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, died 1880.
    Benton, Yazoo County, Mississippi, 5/31, 8/26
    Benton, 6/20
    Big Black Creek, Mississippi, 6/14
    Blackshear, J. Emmett, 12/21
    Boifevillett, 12/21
    Bonnel, 12/10
    Bowen, Caleb P., 9/19
    1st Lieutenant, Co. C, 30th Ga., Sep. 25, 1861, Elected Captain Aug. 5, 1863, wounded Sep. 19, 1863, Chickamauga, Georgia. & Jul. 22, 1864, Atlanta, Captured Dec. 16, 1864, Nashville, Tennessee, released Jun. 16, 1865, Johnson's Island, Ohio.
    Boynton, James Stoddard, 8/14, 8/27
    Colonel, Field Staff, 30th Ga., enlisted as private Sep. 25, 1861, Butts County, born May 7, 1833 in Henry County, Georgia, married first Fannie Loyal, 1852, second Susan Harris, Apr. 30, 1883, died Dec. 22, 1902, Griffin, Spaulding County, Georgia.
    Bragg, Braxton, 10/9
    General, C.S.A., Corps Commander Army of Mississippi at Shiloh, Commander Army of Mississippi at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Chattanooga, born 1817, died 1876.
    Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi, 7/9, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18
    Brazwell, Duke William, 8/19, 11/7
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County.
    Brewer, Billy, 12/18
    Brewer, Henry, 12/18
    Brewer, Mary Foster (Ma), 12/20, 12/23
    Mother of Edward E. Brewer, born Feb. 29, 1796 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, married Thomas Aspinwall Brewer on Oct. 3, 1820 in Roxbury, Suffork County, Massachusetts, died Jan. 3, 1871 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
    Brewer, Thomas Aspinwall (Pa), 12/14, 12/18, 12/20, 12/25
    Father of Edward E. Brewer, born Aug. 20, 1792 in Brookline, Norfork County, Massachusetts, married Mary Foster Brewer on Oct. 3, 1820 in Roxbury, Suffork County, Massachusetts, died Sep. 26, 1874 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
    Brown, Joseph Emerson, 9/30, 12/10
    Governor of the State of Georgia 1857 to 1865, born 1821, died 1895.
    Brownville, Mississippi, 7/6
    Bryant, John (Jim) B. D., 9/19
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, killed at Chickamauga, Sep. 19, 1863.
    Burke, 12/7
    Burton, 12/9


    Calaway, John M., 5/29, 7/27, 7/30, 8/30, 10/21, 11/16, 11/17
    2nd Lieutenant, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted as 2nd Sergeant Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County.
    Canton, Madison County, Mississippi, 6/16, 6/24
    Chickamauga Creek, Georgia, 9/24, 10/3
    Chickamauga River, Georgia, 8/29, 8/30, 9/5
    Chickamauga Station, Walker County, Georgia, 9/4, 9/5, 9/7, 9/18, 9/23, 9/24, 11/16
    Champion, Charnick C., 6/17
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, killed at Chickamauga Sep. 19, 1863.

    Champion, John M., 9/6
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, killed at Chickamauga Sep. 19, 1863.
    Chapman, Elbert J., 7/21
    Private, Co. K, 29th Ga., enlisted Oct. 1, 1861, shot for desertion Jul. 21, 1863.
    Chattanooga, Tennessee, 8/23, 8/28, 9/5, 9/8, 9/30, 10/4, 10/5, 10/10, 11/17
    Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi, 7/7
    Christian, 12/8
    Corbin, Adeline (Addie) Brewer, 12/23
    Sister of Edward E. Brewer, born Oct. 5, 1825 in Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, married first Napoleon Bonaparte Corbin Aug. 8, 1850 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, second Robert B. Clayton Dec. 21, 1866 in Macon, died Mar. 9, 1896 in Macon.
    Crawford, 10/21
    Cross, 12/13


    Davis, Jefferson, 10/9, 10/10
    President, Confederate States of America, captured May 10, 1865, born 1808, died 1889.
    Davis, Edward (Ned), 10/23
    Private, Co. G, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Fayette County, died in 1864 at home.
    Decentville, Mississippi, 5/25, 5/26, 5/27
    Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama, 8/25
    Dickson (Dixon), William W., 6/25
    3rd Sergeant, Co. E, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Clayton County, captured Dec. 16, 1864 near Nashville, Tennessee, released Jun. 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
    Dillard, Manning, 6/26, 6/30
    Drawhorn, Joseph (Joe) Marion, 7/27
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Mar. 4, 1862, Co. D, 10th Battalion, Georgia Infantry, transfered to 30th in 1862, wounded Dec. 17, 1864 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. captured same day, released Jun. 13, 1865 from Camp Chase, Ohio, born 1843 in Bibb County, Georgia.
    Dunbar, David, 12/9


    Edwards Depot, Hinds County, Mississippi, 7/2, 7/3, 7/4
    Ellisons Church, Mississippi, 5/29
    Enterprise, Clarke County, Mississippi, 7/25


    Fears, Augustus B., 5/26, 6/7, 8/21, 9/4, 10/10
    Private, Co. H, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Campbell County, named unit chaplain Dec. 4, 1862, resigned due to age Jun. 25, 1864.
    Fergurson, Samuel W.? 10/8
    Colonel, C.S.A.


    Fingal, 6/25
    English blockade runner converted to an iron clad in Savannah and re-named "Atlanta". June 17, 1863, under command of William A. Webb, met Union monitors "Weehawken" and "Nahaut". Ship was surrendered.


    Graden, Elihu S., 6/10
    4th Sergeant, Co. B, 30th Ga., enlisted as private Sep. 25, 1861 in Henry County, wounded Sep. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga, captured Sep. 1, 1864 near Jonesboro, Georgia, exchanged Sep. 1864 at Rough & Ready, Georgia, died 1864 in Clayton County.
    Grant, Ulysses S., 6/26
    General, U.S.A.
    Graysville, Catoosa County, Georgia, 9/8, 9/22
    Green, Dr. William I., 12/12
    Grier, Ebenezer C. 9/15
    1st Lieutenant, Jackson Artillery, C.S.A., joined for duty September 18, 1861 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, born 1822.


    Hardee, William J., 8/20
    Lieutenant General, C.S.A., Corps Commander Army of Mississippi at Shiloh and Perryville, Corps Commander Army of Tennessee at Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Atlanta and Carolinas, born 1815, died 1873.
    Heard, Marion, 7/4
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, wounded Sep. 19, 1863, captured Jul. 20, 1864 near Atlanta, died as prisoner of war Nov. 13, 1864 at Camp Douglas, Illinois.
    Hickman, Putnam C., 8/4, 8/5, 9/6, 10/21
    4th Sergeant, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted as private Dec. 28, 1861, captured Dec. 16, 1864, released Jun. 12, 1864 from Camp Chase, Ohio, born 1835 in Bibb County, Georgia.
    Hightower, James C., 7/4, 7/14, 9/5, 9/17, 11/16
    Captain, Field Staff, 30th Ga., enlisted as private Sep. 25, 1861, later assigned to Robertson's Battalion, Artillery, Army of Tennessee.
    Hill, John Berry, 8/30
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, captured Apr. 21, 1865 at Macon, Georgia.
    Hitch, Robert Marcus, 11/3, 11/4
    Captain, Co. B, 30th Ga., elected captain Sep. 25, 1861 in Henry County, resigned Oct. 26, 1863, born Jun. 6, 1832 in Laurens District, South Carolina, married first Martha Serena Fall in 1859 and second Annie Eliza Fall, died Apr. 15, 1888 at Morven, Brooks County, Georgia.
    Houston County, Georgia, 12/18
    Humphries, 10/26
    Sergeant


    Jackson, William H., 7/10
    General, Cavalry, Army of Tennessee, C.S.A.
    Jackson. Hinds County, Mississippi, 7/7, 7/9, 7/10, 7/13, 7/17, 7/18
    Jennings, William F., 7/30, 8/24
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Jun. 1863, sent to Macon Hospital Jul. 1864, did not return to active duty, born 1845 in Bibb County, Georgia.
    Jessup, William J., 9/19
    3rd Corporal, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, killed Sep. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga.
    Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 7/2, 7/19, 8/20
    General, C.S.A., Commander Army of Tennessee Dec., 1863 to Jul., 1864 and Feb. to Apr., 1865, born 1807, died 1891.
    Jones, J., 11/23, 11/24
    Father-in-law of Edward E. Brewer, minister.
    Jones, Mrs., 11/23, 12/25
    Mother-in-law of Edward E. Brewer
    Jones, Oliver H., 8/27


    Kearney, 6/15
    Kingsbury, Mary Lena Brewer, 7/8, 7/11
    Daughter of Edward E. Brewer, born Apr. 16, 1854 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, married Thomas Peyton Kingsbury Apr. 16, 1873 in Macon, died Sep. 8, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland.


    Lafayette, Walker County, Georgia, 9/9, 9/11, 9/13, 9/14, 9/17
    Lanier, James (Jim) A., 10/23
    4th Corporal, Co. G, 30th Ga., enlisted as private Sep. 25, 1861 in Fayette County, captured Dec. 16, 1864 near Nashville, Tennessee, released Jun. 6, 1865 at Camp Douglas, Illinois.
    Lamb, John C., 7/13
    Major, 29th Ga., C.S.A.
    Lauderdale, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, 7/31
    Little, Joseph C., 5/25, 6/29, 7/17, 7/18, 8/20, 9/6
    Captain, Field Staff, 30th Ga., named Acting Brigade Commissary of Wilson's Brigade on May 25, 1863, served in that capacity til at least Feb. 6, 1864.
    Little, S. S. 9/15
    Private, Jackson Artillery, C.S.A., enlisted September 1,1862 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, captured January 2, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, exchanged April 16, 1863, surrendered with unit May 4, 1865, at Citronelle, Alabama, paroled May 9, 1865 at Meridian, Mississippi.
    Longino, George F., 9/4
    Captain, Co. K, 30th Ga., elected 2nd Lieutenant upon enlisting on Sep. 25, 1861 in Campbell County, captured Jul. 22, 1864 near Atlanta, released Jun. 11, 1865 from Camp Chase, Ohio, born Apr. 9, 1840.
    Lookout Mountain, 8/31, 10/2, 10/4, 10/10, 10/27, 10/28, 10/31
    Loring, William W., 7/4
    Major General, C.S.A.
    Long, Josiah J., 11/3
    2nd Corporal, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, captured Dec. 16, 1862 near Nashville, Tennessee, died May 12, 1864 at Camp Chase, Ohio, of pneumonia.
    Lowden, 9/3


    Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, 6/26, 11/23
    Mangham, Thomas Woodward, 9/19
    Colonel, Field Staff, 30th Ga., wounded Sep. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga, resigned Apr. 23, 1864 due to wound, born in Columbus, Georgia, Nov., 1836, married Ida Worship Sep. 19, 1865, died Nov., 1873 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
    Mann, John F., 6/18, 9/29
    1st Lieutenant, Co. E, 30th Ga., elected as officer Sep. 25, 1861 in Clayton County.
    Massenburg, Thomas L., 9/15
    Captain, Jackson Artillery, C.S.A., joined for duty September 18, 1861 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, re-enlisted as First Lieutenant in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, May 17, 1862, surrendered with unit May 4, 1865, at Citronelle, Alabama, paroled May 9, 1865 at Meridian, Mississippi, born 1836.
    McDowells Landing, 8/25
    Mechanicsville, Mississippi, 6/5
    Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, 8/24, 8/25
    Melvin, Green B., 6/17
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Dec. 28, 1861, captured Dec. 17, 1864 at Franklin, Tennessee, entered U.S. service after taking oath of allegiance at Camp Chase, Ohio, transferred Mar. 20, 1865 to Chicago, Illinois, born 1836 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.
    Miller, John R. (Dolph), 6/17
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Jan. 22, 1862, wounded Sep. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga and again Jul. 20, 1864 at Peachtree Creek, died 1906, Perry, Houston, Georgia.
    Missionary Ridge (Hill), 9/23
    Mitchell, B. L. 9/15
    Private, Jackson Artillery, C.S.A., enlisted May 17, 1862 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
    Mobile, Alabama, 5/16
    Moncrief, George M., 9/24
    2nd Corporal, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted as private Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, killed Sep. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga
    Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, 5/16, 8/26, 8/27
    Morton, Scott County, Mississippi, 7/30, 8/23, 8/24
    Mosley, Leonidas Brantly, 7/29, 7/31, 11/3, 11/18, 11/22
    1st Lieutenant, Co. D, 30th Ga., elected 2nd Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, born Jun. 3, 1828 in Bibb County, Georgia, married second Marhta E. Hall, died 1910 in Taylor County, Georgia.


    Nesbit, James Cooper, 11/16
    Colonel, Field Staff, 66th Ga., Captain, Co. H, 21st Ga., captured Jul. 22, 1864 near Atlanta, released Sep. 1865 from Johnson's Island, Ohio, born Sep. 26, 1839 in Macon, Bibb County, married first Mary E. Young in 1866 and second Louise Wingfield Bailey in 1882, died May 20, 1917 in Chattnooga, Tennessee
    Nichols, 11/3
    Nicholson, Samuel Ferd, 7/27
    Sergeant, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, wounded Jun. 27, 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, captured Dec. 16, 1864 near Nashville, Tennessee, released Jun. 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
    Nunn, 12/22

    Obear, George S., 12/21

    Pearl River, Mississippi, 7/14
    Pemberton, John C., 6/26, 7/13
    Lieutenant General, C.S.A., Commander Department of Mississippi, Tennessee and East Louisiana Oct., 1862 to Jul., 1863, surrendered Jul. 4, 1863 at Vicksburg, resigned May, 1864, born 1814, died 1881.
    Phinizee, William J. P., 6/6
    1st Lieutenant, Co. F, 30th Ga., elected 2nd Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1861, wounded Jun. 6, 1863, died at Yazoo City, Mississippi, same day.
    Price, Willis F., 9/15
    Private, Jackson Artillery, C.S.A., joined for duty September 18, 1861 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, re-enlisted May 17, 1862 in Macon, Georgia, pardoned May 9, 1865 in Montgomery, Alabama, in Ocmulgee Hospital in Macon from November 7th to 14th 1864 for Eczema, born 1844.

    Redding, H. P., 12/11
    Redwine, James O., 10/21
    Captain, Co. H, 30th Ga., elected 2nd Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1861 in Campbell County, wounded 1864 at Decatur, Alabama, surrendered Apr. 26, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.
    Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia, 9/17
    Ripley, Samuel G., 9/15
    Private, Jackson Artillery, C.S.A., enlisted May 17, 1862 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, surrendered with unit May 4, 1865 at Citronelle, Alabama, paroled May 9, 1865, at Meridian, Mississippi, born 1833.
    Roann, 6/28
    Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, 9/4, 9/8

    Rooks, Elijah, 8/5
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, captured Jul. 22, 1864 near Atlanta, released May 15, 1865 from Camp Chase, Ohio.
    Rose, Simri, 12/21

    Sanders, Jessee A., 7/30, 8/24, 9/21, 11/7, 11/8
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, admitted Sep. 30, 1863 to Floyd House Hospital in Macon, Bibb County, returned to duty Nov. 6, 1863, killed Aug. 31, 1864 at Jonesboro, Georgia.
    Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, 8/25, 8/26
    Schockly, Joseph, 7/2
    3rd Corporal, Co. F, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861, died 1864.
    Short Creek, Mississippi, 6/2, 6/4, 6/6, 6/13
    Simmons, Julia, 11/20
    buried in Atlanta Cemetery
    Small, A. B., 12/12
    Smith, A. B., 5/25, 8/23
    Captain, Commissary
    Snodgrass, 6/21
    Chaplain
    Stanley, 7/5
    Chaplin, 46th Ga.
    Stephens, Joe, 12/21
    Stringer, 6/25


    Taylors Mountain Range, 9/9
    Tensas (Tensaw) Station, Baldwin County, Alabama, 5/16
    Thomas, 7/27
    Chaplain, 36th Ms.
    Tidwell, John, 9/16
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County
    Tipper, 6/25
    Tool, Martin, 11/7
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, sent home ill Jan. 1865, in Macon Hospital at war's end, born 1844 in Jones County, Georgia.
    Towles, Adam T., 6/6
    Captain, Co. A, 30th Ga., elected 1st Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1861, wounded Jul. 16, 1863 at Jackson Mississippi.
    Treadwell, 6/30
    Tyners Station, Tennessee, 8/31

    Vaughn Station, Yazoo County, Mississippi, 5/25, 5/29
    Vernon, Mississippi, 6/13, 6/15, 6/20, 6/30, 7/1
    Vicksburgh, Warren County, Mississippi, 6/8, 6/11, 6/21, 6/24, 7/1, 7/4, 7/13

    Walker, William H. T., 5/24, 8/19, 8/20, 10/22
    Major General, C.S.A., killed Jul. 22, 1864 near Atlanta, born Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.
    Walthall, Felix Leonard, 9/17, 9/21
    Captain, Co. I, 30th Ga., elected 1st Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1861, wounded Sep. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga and Jul. 22, 1864 at Atlanta, captured Dec. 16, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, released Jun. 17, 1865 from Johnson's Island, Ohio, born Feb. 29, 1836 in Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia, married first Elizabeth Moore in 1867, second Lula Elder in 1878 and third Nannie Gresham in 1894.
    Whitaker, Hudson, 6/3, 7/8, 8/4, 8/15, 8/23, 9/2, 10/9, 10/11, 10/12, 11/3
    Captain, Co. D, 30th Ga., elected 1st Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, wounded Jun. 27, 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, captured Dec. 16, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, released Jun. 17, 1865 from Johnson's Island, Ohio, died 1877.
    Whitehurst, James E., 9/15
    Private, Jackson Artillery, C.S.A., enlisted May 17, 1862 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, captured April 20, 1865 in Macon, Georgia, born 1843.
    Willison, J., 7/5
    Wills, 12/20
    Wilson's Brigade, 6/13
    Winship, Mrs., 11/20
    Worsham, David E., 9/6
    Ensign, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted as private Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, wounded and captured Dec. 14, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, died Feb. 4, 1865 as result of left arm amputation in Nashville Hospital.
    Worsham, James H. D., 11/21
    Assistant Surgeon, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted as private Sep. 25, 1861 in Bibb County, captured Apr. 20, 1865 at Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, died 1908 in Macon.
    Wright, Benjamin A., 6/30, 7/4
    Private, Co. A, 30th Ga., enlisted Sep. 25, 1861 in Butts County, died Jun. 30, 1863.

    Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi, 5/31, 6/1, 6/2, 6/5, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15
    Yazoo River, Mississippi, 6/3
    Young, William (Bill) M., 9/24
    Private, Co. D, 30th Ga., enlisted May 14, 1862, killed Sep. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga.

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    Re: Diary of Edward Brewer - 30th Ga Inf

    Thank you for taking the time to transcribe and post this!

    I take it that you've also had an opportunity to check out Augustus Pitt Adamson's Brief History of the Thirtieth Georgia and Sojourns of a Patriot; the Field and Prison Papers of an Unreconstructed Confederate?

    My g-g-g grandfather James W. White and 2 brothers-in-law (the Davises) fought with Co. G "Fayette Volunteers" so any primary source info on the 'fightin 30th' is a treasure!

    Wonderful stuff, thanks again!
    Last edited by mudlark; 05-01-2009 at 09:30 PM.
    Gary Davis White, Jr.

    Proud descendant of;

    James W. White -Co. G, 30th Georgia Infantry
    Peter T. Sessums -Co. G, 7th Texas Mounted Vols.
    William R. Callaham -Co. A, 2nd Mississippi Cavalry
    Reuben R. Wansley -Co. B, 2nd Mississippi Cavalry
    Richard H. McKay -Co. I, 5th Mississippi Cavalry
    Charles D. Lander -Co. A/E, 5th Florida Cavalry
    Joshua J. Spears -Co. F, 14th Confederate Cavalry
    William M. Park -"Refugio Spies" - Texas State Troops
    John W. Baker -Surgeon, 5th Alabama Infantry

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    Re: Diary of Edward Brewer - 30th Ga Inf

    THis is pretty cool....

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    WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 1863

    cloudy & hot
    Fight progressing slowly Having rations cooked - Beef brains for dinner - nice.

    --------------------------------
    Skip Owens


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    Re: Diary of Edward Brewer - 30th Ga Inf

    Thanks for posting the diary on-line for this peon who loves first-hand material.
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