Saturday, March 11, 2017

Diary of Sergeant Major Luman Harris Tenney, Tuesday, December 23, 1862

Arrived at Dayton at 2 A. M. Went into a hotel. Landlord very insolent. Turned down the gas on the Major. Major told him he was the meanest man he ever saw. He intimated that he was secesh. I told him to say he was half secesh and we would clean him out so soon he wouldn't know it. Kept the light burning. Boys stole a good many things. Went around Dayton a little. A very neat city. Liked it well but couldn't go the “Vallandighamism” of the place. Arrived at Columbus at 3 P. M. Remained with baggage to take care of Major's things. After dark when I got to camp, stayed with Bill.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 51

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