Co D 111 Regt NYSV
A daily scene here is men, with Barrels over them marching around the Ground. a Hole is cut in the Head just large enough to get the head through. Some are standing on the Top of a Barrel. these punishments are mostly for Running away, & for getting drunk.
3 PM. I have just received your letter from home. You said that you got the Trunk by express $3,00 charges on it. That was a great mistake. the Trunk was sent down by Jimmy Waddles Corpse & was to go with Gavitt. It seems that Gavitt & Holmes were running around some where & did not get the Trunk to the Depot in time, He said that the Trunk would stay where it was until Cornelius Johnson was ready to go home, but it seems it was sent by the Undertaker where they got the Coffin.
Billy Waters has got a package in the Trunk, for Mrs Sharp. Cornelius Johnson1, has got a Knapsack & a Blanket on the Top of the Trunk, Jimmy Waddle has got a Knapsack blanket & an Overcoat in the Trunk, Martin [ ] has got a Satchel, which you can leave at [Mrs] Stone, a Parcel for [Jeb] Travis which you will keep until called for.
there has been a great mistake all the way through all owing to Capt Holmes. it is Just like him.
31st – 6 AM. The other Trunk I shall take good care, will not be served so. Today we are to be Mustered & get two months pay. I was on Guard last night so feel pretty sleepy this morning.
Do you think I would stay here as long as this without fixing up a little, I have fixed up everything nice in my Quarters
Love to all
1 Johnson, Cornelius –age,32 Enlisted 7 Aug 1862 at Sodus to serve three years.