Isaac mustered out of the Army at Louisville, Kentucky on July 15, 1865. He was owed $2.05 for clothing. Isaac received $210.00 for bounty paid and was still due $192.00. He traveled to Camp McClellan near Davenport, Iowa.
The soldiers hear that they are finally going home.
4 miles S E of Louisville K.Y. Wednesday, July 5, 1865 Very Warm and dry A patch of oats is being harvested close by our camp there is considerable meadow land around here and haying has been going on ever since we have been here the Soldiers try their hand at haying and harvesting a little but their work don’t amount to much I tried it a little just a few minutes didnt see any fun in it recd a letter from and wrote to David the order to muster out all the army of the Tenn was read to our reg the boys were in high glee and manifested their delight by loud and frequent cheers an abolitionist undertook to preach Nigger Equality boys Stoned him and made him quit Ralston was very drunk also some other of our boys slightly intoxicated
Tuesday, July 4, 1865 4 miles SE of Louisville, K. Y. Weather very warm we assembled at eight Oclock in a cool nice shade close by our camp to await the arrival of Genl Sherman he arrived at 10 A M looking very pleasant made us a short speech but twas delivered with a Solemnity and depth of feeling seldom witnessed all were deeply impressed with his farewell address of our beloved Sherman about noon returned to quarters guards refused to go on duty but were persuaded after calling the brig Genl but immediately spit all their spite on a Sutler and cleaned him out Shooting of muskets and revolvers very lively in camp I took a good drink of wine with [Wallace] Darrow for my stomach’s Sake I recd a letter from Allice one from carpenter in Leightons 
 The Leightons were a farm family in Washington County, Iowa. At about age 18, Isaac was looking for work when Isaac Leighton’s children invited him to their house. He told Mr. Leighton about his circumstances. Isaac Leighton gave him work and a place to stay.
4 miles S E of Louisville K.Y. Monday, July 3, 1865 Reveillee at one A M as we start at two we hurry breakfast and barely have time to swallow it March at two the morning is very fine we arrive at the river at sunrise all are dressed clean and neat our Co all have white collars but two McDowell got drunk and acted very foolish could not march in ranks Sherman arrived at eight in open carriage followed by seven other carriages containing prominent men we formed one rank on either side of the street Genl passed between bear headed we presented arms Marched up to Osborns house where the Genl Stoped we proceeded on to camp Several boys in the brigade were too drunk to get to camp Soon tis too bad men will so debase themselves
At long last, Isaac and his fellow soldiers heard some good news.
Sunday, July 2, 1865 4 miles SE of Louisville, K. Y. Warm and Pleasant Many are having pictures taken as there is an artist in our brig I sat for my Negative to day and got a good one will get the pictures about Wednesday or thursday I spoke for a dozen cost four dollars paid in advance We had preaching in our reg P M text 3rd chap 20th verse revelations, I stand at the door and nock was very ably discussed See orders this evening that Genl Sherman arrives in town via river tomorrow morning and our brig [brigade] is ordered to move at 2 P M in morning to escort him through town We dont like the idea of rising so soon but anything for Sherman
4 miles S E of Louisville K.Y. Saturday, July 1, 1865 Some appearance of rain throughout the day but only sprinkled a little and was quite pleasant I washed up my clothes in the forenoon and wrote a letter to Laura She is an odd child I don’t know how this correspondence will end but I guess I can hold my own I should like to See her I still get no letter from Maggie I guess I might as well slip that from my mind there’s no great loss but ther’s some small gain all quiet in camp Sutlers still doing a good business in the way of beer &c&c but the boys have got their appetites somewhat appeased had dress parade this evening the first for some time the brigade band was in attendance our reg looked small but neat
4 miles S E of Louisville K.Y. Friday, June 30, 1865 Cloudy and Cool with some rain in the afternoon we mustered in our Company street with arms by Capt Foster I received a letter from Laura  I spent most of the day reading had a talk with Dr. Miles in the forenoon Nothing special going on in camp none drunk that I know of I had an offer of a certificate which would have procured me a discharge but declined as I should have forfeited $142.00 bounty and besides I wish to be discharged with the company I don’t think twould hardly pay to try for a discharge at this stage of the game Ill see the thing clear through if I live
 This could be Isaac’s first cousin, Laura C. Izor who married Benjamin Holden Taylor.