Thursday, August 25, 2016

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: Monday, August 18, 1862

After the moon rose, so that the teams could pick their way, we started on. Moved back on the same road we went up. Col. Cloud and Warren's forces took another route and went faster than we. Passed through “Index” and “Rose Hill” and stopped after passing the big mill. Awful place for baggage to cross. Got a little supper. Hard bread and coffee, then moved on — the dismounted men and infantry on foot. The report came in that Cloud met the enemy at Johnstown — so Blunt hastened. Mules and horses tired out. As we marched boys would fall asleep, walk on and frequently tumble down. Major Burnett said he rode the whole length of train and every mule driver but two were asleep — most in their wagons. Train moved on well.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 26-7

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