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

Post image for War Diary of Luman Harris Tenney

War Diary of Luman Harris Tenney

September 9, 2013

War Diary of Luman Harris Tenney.

9th. Moved on at daylight without breakfasting. Reached Mr. Patterson’s where the brigade was camped and fed and got breakfast. Col. P. and Major went to gap with flag of truce. Still refuse to surrender. Drew and issued rations. Burnside arrived, and we at noon received orders to proceed to Baptist Gap and clear the blockade. 8 miles we marched and then dismounted and climbed the high and rough mountain, cutting out the timber as we went. It was a hard job for me, came near bleeding. Thought at first we were to have a fight. Gap surrendered at 4 P. M. Camped at foot of the mountain.

Previous post:

Next post: