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

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Reminiscences of the Civil War by William and Adelia Lyon.

June 14, 2013

Reminiscences of the Civil War, William and Adelia Lyon

Colonel Lyons.

Fort Donelson, June 14, 1863.—We have had a very quiet day. It really seemed like Sunday at home.

I heard of Hinson this afternoon with his gang four miles from here, near the Fort Henry road. I sent Colonel McConnell with nine companies to drive him out. The troops take different routes. I have but little hope of overhauling him with infantry.

The river is falling rapidly. There are several boats here, which I propose to send up in the morning, and they are probably the last that will go up this season.

Companies E, C and H are out with Colonel McConnell. Captain Knilans is in very poor health and has today applied for a leave of absence.

We are pushing the works here as fast as possible, and I think I shall get everything in good shape by the first of August ; and I have strong hopes that I shall then be able to obtain a leave of absence.

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