150 Years Ago Today

Nov the 23rd/64 the Countrey through Which We Marched to day Was verey butiful and varied the valleys reaching as far as the Eye Could reach the Whole Countrey is ful and runing over With Plenty of Provisions of all kinds the 15th Armey Corps and the Rebels had A desperate Fight at Griffen the Rebels Charged our Lines thre times and Was repulsed Each time With teribel slaughter the Johnies Left 15en hundred Dead And Wounded on the Field of battel our Los Was verey Lite as our Men Was Protected by Good rifle Pits Frose verey harde Last Night Marched from Irvington at seven oclock this Morning Made the town of Toonsbarro at twelve and halted Longenough to Make Coffe and Eat dinner and the Marched on to the ockonee River and Camped having Made 15 Milles had scirmishing With the rebels No one hurt burned the Railroad drew thre days rations to last us Five the foragers Was to trifling and brought in Nothing the Countrey is verey butiful and rich and full of provisions

150 Years Ago Today

Nov the 22nd/64 it Was verey Cold Last Night and snowed um this Morning slept Warn and Comfortabel after our thirty six hours of Constant Marching the Capital of the state surrendered yesterday to one Companey of the 1st Alabama union Cav We Lay in Camp until twelve to day tearing up and burning the Railroad the rebs are A Waiting us at Macon but they Wil have to Wait as We Wil dodg it as We dont Want to have A Lot of Wounded to leave Marched at one oclock Made ten Miles and Camped for the Night at the town Irvington We had an A bundance of Sweatpotatoes and fresh Porck More than We used

150 Years Ago Today

Nov the 21st/64 It Rained all Night Long We Was out on the road all Night Getting the Wagon train up to Camp Got in Just at day Light tired West and Hungrey having been on the March Constant for twenty four hours and Marched and Waded twenty Eight Miles had to Coock our breackfasts in doubel Quick and Eat it as We run as the brigade Was on the March Marched all day Wet tired and Cold and Made 15 miles Camped for the Night at Gordon the Junction of the Miladgeville and Macon Railroads

150 Years Ago Today

Nov the 20th/64 I Was out on Picquet duty Last Night it Rained all Night and I had No Sleep Clinton is better to day Able to March the Division Marched at seven oclock the 41st Was Gards For the supply train to day Pased through the town of Hilsburough it is A verey small Place and Now Noted as the Place Whear General stoneman Was Captured It Rained all day and the Roads Got almost impasabel We had to haul the Wagons up the Hills by hand the Worck Was verey Fatigueing and disagreeabel there Was Canonading on the Macon road this Evening

150 Years Ago Today

Nov the 19th/64 Marched thre Miles Last Night and Camped until Nighn oclock the Morning it rained during the Night Clinton is verey sick last Night and to day left ocmulgee River and Marched Fifteen MIles Pasing through the town of Monticello there is A fine Court house the only building of Not in the town also one Hotel and thre Churches the Whole Countrey is Wel Cultivated and rich ful of Evarey thing it rained all day and Was verey disagreeabel the rebels are retreating in hot haste to Miladgevill

150 Years Ago Today

Nov the 18th/64 the day Was verey hot With showers of Rain broke Camp six Miles East of Jackson and marched Eight Miles through A rich and butiful Countrey and Camped on south River Lay in Camp til ten oclock and then broke Camp and Crosed the river yet during the night at the ocumulgee Mills the river is A Fine Large stream boats run up to the ocumulgee Mills during high Watters the 15th Corps Crosed the River first the 4th Division of the 17th Corps Was the Last to Cros of the Infantrey of the tennesee the Armey of the Tennesee All Crosed south River at the ocumulgee Mills and Factorey to Day and Night the rebels Was also Crosing Eight Miles Above our Men threw up brest Worcks on the East side of the River

150 Years Ago Today

Nov the 17th/64 the day has been Fine and butiful Was detailed to forage to day Mised the rite road and marched over forty Miles before We got into Camp and With our regiment the 4th division Marched on the Keys Ferey road While We Got on the Jackson road With the rest of the Corps and Went to that town it is A verey samll and insignificant Place We then had to stricke A Cros the Countrey ten Miles to our division at one place during the day We had A verey Narrow Escape from Capture the rebels Crosed the road Within A hundred yardes of us the regiment Marched twenty Miles to day