hty-eighth Illinois, of the Federal army—an hour's conversation with them.
Sunday, January 4.
Last night General Bragg withdrew his army from Murfreesboro, and all day Sunday we were marching to Shelbyville, Tennessee.
We went into camp on Duck River, by a church where I was pastor my second year in the Conference, six years ago.
The Army of Tennessee remained in camp around Shelbyville, Tennessee, for full five months. Our division changed its camping place several times, but nearly all the time we were either on Duck River or Flat Creek in the bounds of my second pastoral charge, where I found many friends.
It was well for me, for I was sick much of this time.
The kindness and hospitality of the people were greatly appreciated.
I give brief items from my journal of January to July, 1863.
January l0. Met Rev. Dr. John B. McFerrin, Revs. J. R. McClure, John S. Davis, and W. P. Owen, of our Conference, and we had a charming conversation.
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