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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tuesday, May 23rd, 1865

To day I am still at Booths. The steamer Orizaba arrived from Galveston, with Spaight's Regiment on board. The soldiers of this command upon coming ashore immediately proceeded to sack Col. Wrigley's warehouse, stealing every species of property they could find, both public and private. some one of the party stold my fine double barrel shot gun, saddle, bridle and blanket out of the ware house. May my eternal curse rest upon the scoundrel who done it. The reign of terror is now complete in the land. our own soldiers are doing worse than the enemy could under any circumstances could do. The Steamers Ruthven & Orizaba left in order to seek a place of safety from the soldiers. At night Col. Wrigley arrived from Houston perfectly disgusted with the opperation of our soldiers, and the disgusting lawlessness of our citizens. Weather clear & hot.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Monday, May 22nd, 1865

To day I am still at John Booths. A part of the disbanded soldiers passed through this place and stole every thing they could get hold off. Every person is hiding their horses, mules and wagons from them, and considerable excitement prevails hence. Weather clear and very hot.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sunday, May 21st, 1865

To day I am still at John Booth's and loafing around the river. The Commissary & Quarter Master's department were broken up and the officers ceased to discharge the duties of their offices. Weather clear and hot.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Saturday, May 20th, 1865

To day I assisted Charley Lund in checking off some freight. I am still at Booths. Weather clear & warm.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friday, May 19th, 1865

To day I am in Liberty and as it is my home I shall ? ? here wherabouts unless I leave the place. I commenced boarding with John Boothe. Weather clear and warm.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Thursday, May 18th, 1865

To day I left Galveston on the steamer Ruthven and had a pleasant trip across the bay & up the river. we arrived at Liberty late in the evening. I found my house in a wretched, dirty and filthy condition, more like a pig pen than a gentleman's residence. Weather cloudy and warm.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wednesday, May 17th, 1865

To day I am still at Galveston, with no prospects of leaving. In the evening Capt. Peacock with his family came down to Galveston on the Steamer Orizaba. He having left Liberty early in the morning. Weather cloudy & warm.