4 miles south E of Louisville Sunday, June 18, 1865 Weather warm and pleasant till Evening we had a light shower more wind than rain We recd orders in our reg [regiment] to the effect that 10 per ct of all enlisted men would be furloughed the blank furlough’s accompanied the order Co F had 28 men entitled to furloughs but made out 4 and drew for them I did not draw a prize of course they are now made out and sent away for approval I spent the day principally reading and Studying Phreno Pnemotechny  we expect we will have to move again in a few days tis strange we are not allowed to remain longer in any one place we only get fairly fixed when we are ordered to move tis strange I don’t get a letter from Maggie [Taylor] Watch and wait
 The art of memory.
4 miles South E of Louisville Saturday, June 17, 1865 Warm and Pleasant as fine a morning as I ever see had reveillee after Sunrise I spent most of the day sitting in the shade reading and studying the Science of Phreno Pnemotechny but make rather slow progress recd an order this evening in our reg [regiment] to muster out all men whose term of service expires in October next this takes Eight 8 from our co (Company F) one however has never been with us Crops around here look promising around here were harvesting Barley the 12th it looked well Corn does not as a general thing does not look as well as small grain though there is one piece close by as high as my head a good stand and looks well this is a great country for gardening Some Extensive gardens
four miles South E of Louisville Friday, June 16, 1865 Weather Warm and pleasant I went to the brook and washed my clothes this morning rained a very little but soon cleared off pleasant I wrote a letter to Amanda [Carr] drew wood I spent most P M talking with Dr. Miles  and learning the System of improving the memory artificially I got considerable of an insight into it we recd an order to the effect that any soldier honorable discharged may retain his arms at the following prices all Muskets with accouterments Six dollars Carbines [with accouterments] Seven dollars Sabers & belts Revolvers and Scabbard *C We would like right well to know something about our future destiny just now but cant see any light
 Joseph D. Miles, commissioned Assistant Surgeon on June 29, 1863, Company F, 11th Iowa Infantry, (http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil403.htm).
four miles South E of Louisville Ky Thursday, June 15, 1865 Reveillee at ½ past three with orders to start at five Weather very warm and Evry body out of humor got very tired my feet hurt me as my shoes were old we reached our camping ground at noon and tis a real nice camp on a ridge in a clover pasture well shaded with large Oaks and Maples plenty of nice spring water but we must carry it about a quarter of a mile take it all round we have a real nice camp we fix up our chebang I got a board on the Sly to make a table and [Samuel] Leighton and [Addison] Taylor got hay the same way from an adjoining meadow for a bed we have a camp guard the first we have had for a long long time we are not allowed to destroy a rail or board but we must have wood
Seven miles below Louisville Ky Wednesday, June 14, 1865 Very Warm and as we feel a little like performing manual labor [Samuel] Leighton and I grind our hatched and go to the woods to make stuff for a table and stools as we had to make our boards of rails it took us all the forenoon but we managed to fix a tolerable table and each of us a stool and I got an armful of hay from an old stack for a bed so we are very well fixed but we now have orders to move camp 3 or four miles the other side of Louisville which will make about 11 miles march for us tis strange our officers cant allow us to lay in camp without moving so much an officer was sent a week ahead of us to pick a camp and this is all it amounts to we drew potatoes enough for one meal this eve
Seven miles below Louisville, Ky Tuesday, June 13, 1865 Weather quite warm Slept rather damp last night looks like rain this morning We expect to get pay soon as we signed the pay rolls this morning fix up our camp and build a nice shade in front of our Chebang rains a small shower frequently through the day many of our boys are going to the river to swim I think I will wait a day or two We had a real pleasant trip down the Ohio on the Nora all passed off pleasant but I cant brag any on our ride on the cars through Maryland and Virgina we were too crowded on the 8th we suffered considerable from the heat as the sun came down on us without mercy I had the headache but on the 9th we fixed a shade of our dog tents which helped us greatly after this we enjoyed our ride better
On board Nora Ohio river Monday, June 12, 1865 Passed Cincinnatti at one Oclock this morning I was asleep at 3 Oclock this morning we had to tie up at Aurora Ind [Indiana] on account of a heavy fog as I awoke at daylight I went ashore and made coffee and fried meat before the other boys were up after breakfast I went ashore to see the town tis 25 miles below Cincinnati Our boat started soon after sunrise passed Rising sun Ohio at 7 A M passed Carrolton at the mouth of the Ky river at noon passed Madison Ind at 1 P M reached Louisville Ky at 3 P M immediately disembarked I was detailed to guard baggage Marched out seven miles down the river and camped in a low wet meadow at dark and raining a little we are about ½ mile from Ohio river things don’t look very promising for a nice camp and I don’t care how soon we leave this camp