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  • Ebay: 89th IL Diary 1862

    Anyone got a spare $1K+??

    89th Illinois Diary up for bid on Ebay. Here's the link and some of the text.



    Regards,
    Mark Susnis

    1862 diary of O.H. Scudder of the 89th Illinois Infantry, Company E. Lot also includes two railroad passes and a military meal pass. Diary discusses Scudder's enlistment, basic military procedures, encounters with Confederate troops and references to John Morgan's raid. Entries regarding Scudder's enrollment include 7 August, ''÷Enlisted for three years unless sooner discharged÷''; 11 August, ''÷Sworn in today÷''; and 3 September, ''÷Camp Williams all forenoon. 89th Regiment was presented with a flag this PM÷'' Multiple entries regarding rebel encounters read in part: 7 September, ''÷Camp Manchester, Louisville. Church forenoon. Gurilla Morgan burnt a bridge on the Louisville and Nashville road today÷''; 8 September, ''÷Camp Manchester. The 74th Indiana captured the gurilla MorganŪs band to day, 800 men÷''; 21 September, ''÷Our company out on pickett, the Rebels within three miles of us÷''; 12 October, ''÷In hospital÷Jim McCall left for the barracks to night. There was about 200 secesh prisoners brot in today. Funeral of Jarrett & Campbell, generals that was killed Perryville÷''; 18 October, ''÷Some of Kirby SmithŪs forces were brot into town to day prisoners÷'' Other entries read in part: 11 September, ''÷Morning went across the river the Jeffersonville and sit in some cool cars until 3 PM÷Stood guard over a drunken man in Co. D÷''; 18 September, ''÷The guard shot a man in Co. D for commiting a nuisance inside camp÷''; 25 September, ''÷In camp all day drinking whiskey and quinine for the diarrhea÷''; 5 September, ''÷On the road between Chicago and Louisville, at Jeffersonville at night. Put on our knapsacks and marched over to Louisville and lay on the ground all night÷''; 9 November, ''÷went to a nigger church in the evening÷''; and 23 November, ''÷My birthday, 24 years old. Went to a nigger wedding at the church÷'' Memoranda section of diary lists recipes, including: ''÷for dropsy. Jamaica Rum 1 quart, Wormwood ? pound. Take one table spoonful twice a day÷'' and ''÷Hemorage of the lungs. 1 charge of gun powder. Sweetneed with sugar and water. Take internally÷'' Front section of dairy from 1 January to 7 August includes pre-enlistment entries concerning railroad employment and social obligations. O.H. Scudder enlisted in August 1862. The 89th Illinois Infantry was engaged at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Columbia and Nashville. Lot also includes a bright orange military meal ticket, signed on verso by Scudder and the Chief Steward, and two railroad passes used by Scudder in 1865: one from Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, the other from Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad. Pencil diary measures 4'' x 6''. Pages show slight toning, otherwise near fine condition.
    Mark Susnis
    Msusnis@hotmail.com
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