Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Diary of Lieutenant-Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes: Friday, May 2, 1862

Camp No. 5, Princeton. — A fine day. The cavalry yesterday took the Bluff Road and came into [the] road from Princeton to Giles five miles. They came across tracks leading to Princeton. Soon saw soldiers, opened fire and had a fusillade of wild firing, the enemy fleeing to the mountains. It was the Forty-fifth Virginia coming to reinforce Princeton. Slightly “too late.” Spent A. M. organizing detachment of occupation.

SOURCE: Charles Richard Williams, editor, Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Volume 2, p. 2     40

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