Saturday, January 19, 2013

1863 January 4 Stones River / Murfreesboro

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

     Jan. 4th, ’63.
     It is Sabbath, &
the rain ceasing, we are
now trying to dry our
wet & muddy clothes.
All quiet during the day.
Report current that
Murfreesboro is evacua-
ted. About sun set
heard the firing of one or
two cannons in front.
Our forces again cross the river.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 7786-g

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