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Alexander Hobbs U.S. Civil War diary [Digital Version], page 36

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Title

Alexander Hobbs U.S. Civil War diary [Digital Version], page 36

Subject

Hobbs, Alexander
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1864)
Prisoners of war--Texas--Houston
Galveston, Battle of, Galveston, Tex., 1863
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons

Description

Page 36 of an 87 page handwritten diary.
Dates of entire diary cover Nov. 21, 1862 to August 6, 1863. This page is January 4-5, 1863.

Abstract

Diary describes the author's volunteer service during the U.S. Civil War, including the Battle of Galveston, a prison stay in Houston, and patrol duty in New Orleans

Creator

Hobbs, Alexander

Source

Alexander Hobbs diary and bible, 1861-1863, MS 370, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://scholarship.rice.edu/jsp/xml/1911/26591/1/aa00363.tei.html

Publisher

Rice University

Date

January 4-5, 1863

Rights

Public domain.

Is Part Of

Format

diary

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

aa00363_0036

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Text

number of the citizens
came in to listen This is
the first time I have herd (Regularized:heard)
our Chapline (Regularized:chaplain) preach
our negroes have gone to
Galveston to build fortifications
the (Regularized:they) held a prayr (Regularized:prayer) meeting
last night in our yard
and if scincerityRegularized:sincerity is any thing
I believe they had the
prescence (Regularized:presence) of the blessed
master I honestly believe
thare (Regularized:there) will be more slaves
found in Heaven than
Southerners

Jan 5

Our lives here promises
to be tedgious (Regularized:tedious) although
we have all the liberty
that is good for us three
men are allowed to go up
town at at a time with a
guard we are allowed the
full liberty of a large yard
and can go down to the
river which runs past our
quarters