Monday, January 21, 2013

1863 January 7 Stones River / Murfreesboro

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

Jan. 7th, ’63.
Ordered to be ready to
march at 7 A.M..
Marched at that time,
on the pike toward town,
crossed the river above
the R.R. bridge, passed
through the town & out
the pike about ¾ of
a mile toward
where we turned to the
right about ½ mile, when
we were making prepara-
tions to go into camp,
when we were ordered
to fall in. Marched

left in front back
across the pike & to
the left & toward town,
about a mile from it, when
we encamped in a beauty-
ful wood.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 10547-bm

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