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

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War Diary of Luman Harris Tenney

September 28, 2013

War Diary of Luman Harris Tenney.

28th. Went into camp soon after breakfast to see the Conscript messengers mustered. Mail came, nothing for poor me— somewhat disappointed. Boys all happy. Firing on pickets in front. Two men and 7 horses of 7th Ohio taken from Reserve. Whole command turned out. Force sent out and met by Rebels with Artillery. Train sent back in a hurry. Fall back about noon, Carter’s orders being not to risk engagement—from Burnside. People all sad to have us leave. Reached Henderson a little after dark. Boys hate falling back, pleases rebs too well.

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