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

Saturday, 9th—Start this evening, six of us, to Allen County, Ky. Went up in eight miles of Scottsville; stay all night or day in woods. To-night go by Ayres, Will Span’s and old man Span’s. At the latter place we got into hot water. Bushwhackers attacked us, killed my horse, stampeded all. I got separated from the rest, went one mile, got two horses, came on through to New Row Monday, 11th, and on across to Coatstown. Find Will at Mrs. Huffey’s, shot. Miss Sallie Key there on visit. I stay all night.

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