Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: Tuesday, August 5, 1862

In the morning did little of everything. Wrote to Fannies A. and H. in answer to letter received almost three months since. In the afternoon the service for the burial of three men was performed. Lt. Pike drilled the escort. It seemed his whole ambition to get the men well drilled. He had an escort drilling for one very sick man who had not yet died. Maj. M. and Adj. W. boarding with us. In the evening attended a variety performance up town. Very good for barren Fort Scott. Got home about midnight. Received no letters, a little disappointed. Mr. Hawkins returned yesterday.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 23-4

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