Saturday, November 17, 2012

1862 November 18 Gallatin

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



     Nov. 18th, ’62.
Started at 6, to
guard train to &
from Mitchellville.
Still raining;
ceased about 7, A.M.
Great difficulty
in getting the
mules up the
north side of the
Cumberland river,
the bank being very
steep. Reached

Gallatin about 3,
P.M. Heard heavy
firing again this
morning to the
South; cannon only,
this time. Owing
to the fact that the
wagon in which I
was, was unable to
climb the hill, & was
left behind, I was
compelled to walk
from the river – a-
bout 10 miles, - fre-
quently on double
quick. We were im-
mediately thrown

 
out as pickets, in
an old corn field,
& it raining all night,
we got no sleep.
I dozed a little
standing by the fence
with my head on
the corner, & the rain
pelting one most
mercilessly.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 10547-bm

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