Friday, November 9, 2012

1862 November 10 20 miles from Nashville

[from the diary of Captain William F. Hunter, co. B, 97th Ohio]

Nov. 10th, ’62.
At 8 A.M. ordered
to prepare to march,
immediately. Started
near 12 M., crossed
the River; traveled
about 8 miles when
the road upon which
we were intersected
the Leanon & Nashville
pike. We then turned
to the right toward
Nashville. We march-
ed on until dark
when we encamped.
VanClive’s division
to-day entered Leb-
anon [Ky.] & ransacked &
pillaged the town –
so they say - & then
returned to us
shortly after we
encamped. We
are now about
20 miles from Nash-
Clear & warm to-day.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 10547-bm

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