Wilber Wightman Gramling Diary, 1864-1865 (Page 5 of 7)

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Lincoln Letters

Wilber Wightman Gramling Diary, 1864-1865

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Saturday, Nov. 19, 1864. Unusually pleasant today and fair. Seems to be no doubt but Abe is reelected. No news of interest. Health improving. Everything very quite in camp. Bought a blanket today for 75 cents. [4]

Sunday, Nov. 20, 1864. More prisoners came in last night and today about 400 or 500. Some militia from Florida looking very bad, Louisiana and Mississippi. No news yet as I can hear. Day passed very dull.

Monday, Nov. 21, 1864. Cloudy and warm. No news. Am quite well. I have been repairing my bunk all day, whittling up plank. Today I’m nearly finished.

 

Footnotes

[4] Lincoln won in an electoral landslide: 212 electors to McClellan’s 21. The popular vote was closer: Lincoln (2,218,388) and McClellan (1,812,807).

Additional: Wilber Wightman Gramling lived in Leon County, Florida, and enlisted in Company K of the Fifth Florida Infantry Regiment at Tallahassee on February 20, 1862.