Saturday, 25 February, 1865

Came on to rain about nine and continued all day. The hands are shucking corn. Bill came to dinner very much indisposed from loss of sleep and exposure. Succeeded in catching all four deserters, but let one make his escape. – – After getting some sleep and something to eat, I had something prepared for him to carry, and he left through the rain at dark for the C. H. to help guard the prisoners again tonight. It is certainly disagreeable business, but nothing pertaining to war can be pleasant. – – Patsy, Beck, and Parky are spinning a little more filling for my dress. Dellah and her baby are doing very well. This is the eighth day. – – Bartlett got out two hams and two shoulders of his meat only, left part of a middling.