Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: Friday, October 17, 1862

Aroused at 3 A. M. Killed a calf for breakfast. Quite a time trying to kill a pig. Marched at sunrise. Whole command gone from old camp. Rear guard. At noon arrived at Kritsville. Stayed till 10 P. M. Marched again at 10 and moved till near morning. Lay down a few minutes by a little fire. Before daybreak passed the Arkansas line, Elkhorn Tavern, and stopped for a cold lunch on the old Pea Ridge battle ground. Interesting — trees considerably marred by bullets. Shot, grape, and shell picked up by different boys as relics of the battle.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 37

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