The transcription I have starts Wednesday February 12, 1862 and proceeds through Sunday September 6, 1863, with daily entries including day of week. Example:
Wednesday January 7th 1863 - Helena Arkansas
A board of inquiry met today to examine the case of the killing of Sergt. Frank Willis by Col. P Kinney, the board of court consists of the following officers: Col Slack of the 47th Indiana, Major Dan McCalley of the 11th Indiana, and Capt. whose name I do not know out of the 47th Indiana. Capt Chinaworth was examined telling a cock and bull story. Lt Col. Raynor was examined also. There seems to be a strain to get evvidence to clear him. How well they will succeed I can not tell. There has been a fine rain falling all day. No word from Vicksberg. There was a gun boat came up this evening but I cannot tell what news he brought.
Thursday January 8th 1863 - Helena Arkansas
The court of inquiry met ths AM at 9 AM. Capt. Reiniger was the first witness examined. He, as others had done before, was very particular in telling everything that would be in P. Kinneys favor. He went on after being asked to be brief til Col. Slack got angry and told him that his evidence was impertinent and it was unneccessry for him to go any further. He then signed his name to what he had said as it had been taken down by the Judge Advocate. I was next examined. My evidence was short as I knew but little about the killing. Capt. Williams was next examined, his evidence was short also. I then left the court room. The rain is still falling.
Friday January 9th 1863 - Helena Arkansas
There has nothing of importance occurred today. The weather is quite damp, drisling rain all day....
As you can see most of the entries give some synopsis of the weather feature of the day. The transcription ends in 1863 and I suspect that the diary continues in another volume. Interestingly my transcript reports that the original diary is held by Creta Manring Gist of McFall MO. The Western Historical Manuscript Collection in Kansas City also reports holding 3 volumes of his, a business ledger, a diary, and a record book for School District 3 in Township 16 of Gentry County. I have no idea if the WHMC-KC holding is the same as my transcript or Volume Two of his diary. Manring eventually took part in Banks failed Red River expedition as a major in charge of the regiment and reading his diary sheds a great deal of light on the day to day operations of a picket company.