Thursday, January 24, 2013

1863 January 13 Nolansville Pike

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

                        Jan. 13th, ’63.
Up at 1 o’clock this morn-
ing, & started at 2.
Marched through town,
re-crossed the river at the
place of crossing, traveled
over fields & through the
woods and by by-roads,
in a South Westerley di-
rection, until about 4
P.M. where we came to
a halt, on the Nolans-
ville pike about 3 ms. West
of that place, to make some
coffee & eat dinner. Our
force consisted of 9 reg’ts.
inf., 2 batteries, without
caissons, and a consid-
erable body of Cavalry-

from day light until
our halt at 4 P.M., I had
my Co. deployed as flank-
ers on the left flank of
the reg’t. After resting about
an hour, we started again,
& moved to within about
½ mile of the town, where
we halted & encamped for
the night. It rained a
little during the night.
Saw no enemy.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

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