Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: August 23, 1862

In the morning did chores and read the papers. In the afternoon went into Adj. Watson's tent. He treated to strawberries. Reeve and Major Miner were in when some one asked about our being mustered out of service. He said he thought we would not be, and then he asked why we wanted to go. He believed if we stayed in the regiment, we would all have commissions. In the evening wrote to Will H. Received letters from Fannie Andrews and Fred Allen, both excellent. Got some new ideas about Will from Fred. News came that Doubleday was coming back to command and that the regiment would be taken to another field. Boys all rejoiced. Some officers were opposed.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 28

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