Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Civil War Diary kept by W. R. Clack, Co. B, 43rd Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers.

July 28 — I arrived at home today.


—- End of W.B. Clack’s diary entries from Vicksburg fight and trip home —

July 24 — We left Enterprise yesterday morning at 8 o’clock a.m. and arrived at Mobile at 8 o’clock p.m. and lay by through the night. 7 o’clock a.m. We are now passing up Tom Bigbee on the boat. WRC

July 21 — We have at last arrived at Enterprise, the place so long looked for. We are to take the train in the morning for Mobile at 7 o’clock. It is now raining hard, but we are under shelter. My health is improving. WRC

July 17 — I am so unwell that I cannot keep up my journal any longer. We are moving along the best we can. A good many of the boys are chilling.

July 14 — We marched out at 5 o’clock a.m. and came Via Raymond to Coopers Wells — distance 13 1/2 miles. Lieut. Pyott, J.H.C. Pyott and Thomas Roddy were left at Raymond in the hospital sick. WRC

July 13 — We marched out this morning at 4 o’clock and struck camp at 6 o’clock p.m. in 8 1/2 miles of Raymond — distance 15 miles. I had a pretty severe chill this evening with fever. WRC

July 12 — Yesterday we drew six days rations preparatory for a trip to Jackson, Miss, and today we marched out at 7 o’clock a.m. and tonight we are camped 7 1/2 miles from Vicksburg on the railroad. It has the appearance of rain tonight. W.R. Clack

July 10 — Wm. Hill died last night. My friend (?) died day before yesterday. We are expecting to leave here tomorrow morning. WRC

July 9 — We have just returned from town with our paroles. WRC

July 8 — Wm. Casey was seriously burnt this evening by foolishly setting powder on fire. We have not as yet received our paroles but expect to get them in the morning. W. R. Clack