Near Cave Springs, Ga., 26 miles south of Rome,
October 31, 1864, I a. m.
We think we are going to Rome. Had an extremely disagreeable march yesterday of only 12 miles, over pine and scrub oak ridges. A swamp in every valley. Camped before dark for almost the first time of the trip. This is the 27th day since we broke camp at Eastpoint. Everybody is all right. Compliments to Colonel Wright, if he is at home, and tell him immense rumors are afloat of a Montgomery campaign. Had an immense supper of fresh pork and sweet potatoes.
SOURCE: Charles Wright Wills, Army Life of an Illinois Soldier, p. 316-7