Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Loudon, October 25th, 1863.

The storm has passed away, and the sun shines out warm and genial. The roads are in fearful condition, but getting better.

Yesterday all the teams, and everything, and everybody that could not fight, were sent to the rear. Every preparation was made to repel the expected attack; things packed and we lay all day behind our arms with all equipments on, ready for instant use. About 8 o’clock a strong force was sent out to reconnoitre, Toward night we could hear the dull boom of distant cannon, feeling for the enemy. Impatiently we awaited the result.

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