A Day in the Life of Jens Dahle: 6 January 1865

Jens Dahle and James Eberhart are both prisoners in Confederate prison at Salisbury, North Carolina. James writes in his diary:

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It has been a Clear day with Sun Shine and warmer. Done some bugging today. hope to sleep better. 28 hauled out today.” — James Eberhart

Obviously, vermin in the clothes, hair and bedding, such as it was, was a continual problem.  James is picking out the bugs–“bugging.” But, the weather is better.2

Happy Hunting!


What I have done since the last posting: I am getting prepped for the my trip to Salt Lake City.  I have some personal research to do (tax records 1750-1817 for Sweden) and packing to do.

1 James Eberhart, Diary, 1864-1865.

2 “Sun rise over the Helford River,” image, (Graham Loveland) / CC BY-SA 2.0/kolourpaint.png” alt=”” width=”32″ height=”32″ />