Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain L. M. Dayton” in chapter 22 of John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life:
...ut sixteen miles in an air line.
Several other messages passed later between these stations, among them this one, which has been often referred to:--
Allatoona, Georgia, Oct. 6, 1864-2 P. M. Captain L. M. Dayton , Aide-de-Camp:--
I am short a cheek-bone and an ear, but am able to whip all h — l yet. My losses are heavy.
A force moving from Stilesboro to Kingston gives me some anxiety.
Tell me wh...
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