Wednesday, January 23, 2013

1863 January 11 Stone's River / Murfreesboro

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

     Jan. 11th, ’63.
Clear and warm this
morning. A bright Sab-
bath; the atmosphere is
as pleasant and balmy
as that of a May morn-
ing, at home. The whole
Country around here is
drained by subterranean
rivers, which frequent-
ly appear above the sur-
face in low ground; they

however run but a short
distance when they plunge
into the earth. The coun-
try here is certainly as
fine as man could wish.
Being even, fertile, & well
wooded and watered.
Fortifications are being
constructed in front of
our division, to-day.
Relieved from picket at
3 P.M. Pay rolls to be
made out immediately.
Cars on the other side of the
river last Thursday evening.
Simon Elliott died at 10 P.M.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 10547-bm

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