Saturday, August 12, 2017

Diary of Sergeant Major Luman Harris Tenney: July 9, 1863

On at daylight. Advance reached Brandenburg on south bank of Ohio River, just as the last boat of rebels crossed the river. He set the Alice Dean on fire. Burned to the water's edge. One propeller came down at 1 P. M. and commenced ferrying. Fed corn and looked about town. Before dark, 12 to 14 boats, steam, gun and packets. 'Twas a fine sight. Got over in the evening and camped on the hill — all over. Several boats ferried us. Two mills burned near river.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 78

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