Thursday, October 20, 2016

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: Tuesday, September 9, 1862

In the afternoon wrote to Ella Clark. Spent the day much as other days, reading, writing and loafing about hearing the news and waiting for the news. Report that Jackson had been captured. Evening papers contradicted the rumor and gave the Rebels the decided advantage. Driving our men towards Washington. Stirring news from Cincinnati. Battle at Lexington. Raw troops whipped out.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 31

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