Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: Thursday, August 28, 1862

In the morning came the detail for the 2nd Kansas Battery. Heretofore officers had said that such a detail should not be made. But the order came to the Colonel for 150 men and the Colonel gave orders to Batt. commanders for the detail and they to their companies. The detail was made but not a man would go. Three or four companies marched to guard house. Finally after several Orderly calls and speeches by Majors to Battalions, the detail submitted. The wrangle about the to-be colonel of the regiment continues. Papers went on signed by ten in favor of Doubleday and nine against. Miner, Burnett and Ratliff rascals — selfish. Major P. sent in his resignation.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 29

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