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.

July 13, 2013

Reminiscences of the Civil War, William and Adelia Lyon

Colonel Lyons.

Fort Donelson, July 13, 1863.—John Morgan is making a raid in Indiana and I am glad of it. I should like to know how he will get out. We thought before he went in there that perhaps he would give us a call, and got ready for him.

Things look well now—Vicksburg captured; Lee whipped and driven back, and probably ruined (Gettysburg) ; Bragg retreating before Rosecrans; and Price whipped in Missouri. This rebellion is to be crushed out, and then we will pay our respects to those who have been hostile to us and have sought to cripple us in the hour of our deep adversity. ‘For every insult you offer us, for every hostile act you commit against us, you will atone in blood and tears.’

The 71st Ohio has gone to Gallatin, about 22 miles northeast of Nashville. Major Bigney is appointed Division Inspector, and will be absent the most of the time this summer. I did not make the order turning the women out of camp.

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