Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Diary of Sergeant Major Luman Harris Tenney: May 6, 1863

Kentucky.  Reached the ford at Waitsboro at noon. Troops were crossing. One boatload of 27th N. J. drowned, 32 persons, Capt. Alexander. Pitiful sight. Camped on the hill. Rainy and chilly. Issued about half rations. Saw an old lady, “Aunt Betsy,” 115 years old, good mind and good heart. Enjoyed hearing her talk. Rheumatism, ready to die when God calls.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 68

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