Thursday, January 5, 2017

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: Wednesday, October 29, 1862

Up at daybreak. In the rear guard. Waited several hours for the train to get by. Stewart and Jacobah came up and joked. Read a Leslie. Very slow work today, so many halts. Can not admire Capt. Seward. Had the impudence to keep me carrying water for him to drink. Lingered to guard a sutler, whose stock he tried — the miserable poison. Advance guard fired upon near a mill, three stories. Got into camp at Price's old headquarters three miles from Maysville — an old Free Love Institute, they say. Had a little conversation with our guide of the 1st Arkansas. Bill and I went to work to get supper — soon others joined us.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 39-40

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