Wednesday, January 23, 2013

1863 January 10 Stones River / Murfreesboro

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

       Jan. 10th, ’63.
     Called into line at 5 A.M.,
& remained until daylight,
it still raining.
Go on picket at 3 P.M.
Ceased raining about 9 A.M.,
& sun shining at M.
Reported that they have
the smallpox at a house
not 300 yds. from our camp.
Went on picket about a
mile West of our camp; my
H. Qrs. in a house for press-
ing cotton, & near the residence
                                  (Mrs. Johnson,)
of a Lieut. in rebel army,  ^-
his wife, negroes, a rebel
surgeon, & a private are there.
His property is protected by
guards from our army!
Quite cool last night.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 10547-bm

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