Diary covering the year 1862 with entries written by Danford Whiting in which he notes daily life activities in the months leading up to his enlistment. Activities such as attending church, chopping wood, tapping trees for syrup, haying, fixing fences, planting corn, and other farming chores in Vermont. Also various entries regarding the weather. After enlistment on September 3, discussion of drilling and guard duty. Much of the later part of the diary is empty with a few pages torn out.