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ry of a handful of men, gathered from the letters they wrote home,, and the worn and yellow diaries they kept—meagre records penned by tired men, in the light of camp fires.
Let us see a little what they did in 1862.
Arrived in Knoxville at night.
Next day the command was equipped with guns and horses.
While there the Alabama boys showed us the proper way to cook rice.
Here, too, we had our first battery drill with horses in the foreground.
Today we marched with Barton's Brrying to flank us. Fell back and again formed line of battle.
A long march.
Had a goose stew for supper, and bread made up with beer.
Three days later camped at Reed's on the Holstein.
It snowed on us all day. Bitter hard marching. . . . At Knoxville we had orders for middle Tennessee.
Marched through Kingston and forded the Clinch.
Next day to White Creek.
Next day to Clear Creek.
Next day to top of Waldren's Ridge.
Next day down into the Sequachie valley, where James Mathews was left
s P. Norman, died in Camp Douglas, October 26, 1864, of pneumonia; J. R. Oldham, Preston Oldham, Richard Oldham, James Oldham, Q. R. Oldham, J. P. Oldham, Thomas Portwood, Benjamin Price, Silas Pearce, Robert Rowan, J. K. Sams, John Semonis, Andrew Turpin, Samuel Turpin, died in Camp Douglas, November 26, 1864, of smallpox; Harris Thorp, Granville Troxwell, Durrett White, Daniel White, Joel W. Watts, died in Camp Douglas, February 25, 1864, of pneumonia; Wm. Wilder, Alex. Woods, died in Knoxville, Tenn., November 13, 1862; C. F. Wright—72 officers and enlisted men.
This company was recruited in Bourbon County.
There is only one known roll in existence, covering the period from September 10, 1862, to December 31, 1862, and it is supposed to be very incomplete.
It is as follows:
Captains—James Mitchel, Thomas Wells.
First Lieutenants— G. W. Bowen, Alfred Williams.
Second Lieutenants—Thomas J. Current, W. A. Bedford, D. H. Clowers, Milo Wells, killed November 13,