1862 August 31 near Alexandria, Va.

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio]

Sunday, Aug. 31, 1862

Rained most of the
day  lay about doing
little if nothing were
mustered as regtl
band were also
placed upon company
All sorts of rumors
in camp in regard to
the [late?] battle nothing
reliable [received?]
Jo wrote  [6 letters?] to Washing
to day.  Large back
mail came in to day rec’d
letters from Father, Hanna
John Olin & Caldwell Esq
have written to Hanna
and am writeing to
John Olin
Gloomy & wet

MSS 10317 

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