Wednesday, November 7, 2012

1862 November 8 banks of Cumberland, outside of Gallatin

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

     Nov. 8th, ’62.
Started very early
to-day. Loss of sleep
last night render-
ed today’s march
very fatiguing. To-
day first saw cot[t]-
on growing & in
bales. Passed
through Gallatin – a
town larger than
Glasgow, Ky. Mor-
gan’s rear guard

went out of the
place as our ad-
vance of caval-
ry came into it.
Encamped two
miles this side
of town on the
river, on a stone
bank over 50 ft.
high. Cactus
growing, spon-
taneously, on the
bank of the riv-
er. Ordered to
subsi[s]t our men
on half rations
until further orders.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

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