Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1862 December 25 near Nashville, Tenn.

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

                        Dec. 25th, ’62.
Reg’t. formed at day-
light, & returned to qrs.
in about ½ hour.
My Co. & Co. A, order-
ed to report at div.
Hd. Qrs.
As there are no pro-
visions at brig. Q.
M.’s , my to-day promised
to be a “genuine soldier’s
Christmas”: hard crack-
ers & Hitch!!
Thank God, the hard-
ships & privations
of the present, will
make us appreciate the
blessings of the past,
& render us more thank-
ful for any we may
receive in the future.
Co. on a foraging ex-
pedition out the Frank-
lin pike, & ret’d. about
7 ½ P.M., not able to
go along on accou[n]t
of lameness.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 10547-bm

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