Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: Monday, October 27, 1862

Report that we are to go to Camp Cleveland, boys all pleased. Made picket detail and heard the officers discuss military tactics. Some rather ignorant. A beautiful day, warm and pleasant in the sun. Cold in the shade. Capt. N. officer of the day. Small train came from the fort and recruits for Battery. No news brought about going to Ohio and worse still, no mail. Pity that none of the 2nd Ohio care enough about their fellow soldiers to send their letters to them. Orders to march next morning at 6. Boys played poker till midnight — precious little sleep.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 39

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