Diary Entries August 11th, 1863
Tues. Aug. 11, 1863
Got to Whitehall this morning about 5. Took the cars for New York, got here about 4. Took a boat for Rikers Island. Got here a little before night.
Wed. Aug. 12, 1863
This morning we was ordered out for to police the grounds. I worked till noon and when they called out again I wasn’t there.
Thur. Aug. 13, 1863
Here to roll call this morning but when caled for police was not there there was the body of a ded man floted up to shore and was picked up and buried.
Fri. Aug. 14, 1863
The man that was picked up yesterday was a rebel prisoner from Fort Schiler bene to roll call every time but not on fatuege it is very hot here today.
Sat. Aug. 15, 1863
no fatege today today we was ordered to pack up for to leave got ready and the roll was called we the fourteen of us was sent back to our tents about 2200 went on the transport for washington or alexandria
Sun. Aug. 16, 1863
have riten to ett this morning had a good sermon preached this fore noon, tonight it rains thunders and lightens and the wind blew rufley the ground is coverd all over with water