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r a month. Now that the Cumberland is high, and the railroads in running order, any amount of supplies may be brought through. Expeditions go out occasionally to different parts of the country, and slight affairs occur, which are magnified into serious engagements; but really nothing of any importance has transpired since we obtained possession of Murfreesboro. A day or two ago we had an account of an expedition into the enemy's country by the One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois, Colonel Monroe commanding. According to this veracious report, the Colonel had a severe fight, killed a large number of the enemy, and captured three hundred stand of arms; but the truth is, that he did not take time to count the rebel dead, and the arms taken were one hundred old muskets found in a house by the roadside. The expeditions sent out to capture John Morgan have all been failures. His own knowledge of the country is thorough, and besides, he has in his command men from every neighborh
James A. Garfield (search for this): chapter 21
regularly. February, 11 Called at Colonel Wilder's quarters, and while there met General J. J. Reynolds. He made a brief allusion to the Stalnaker times. On my return to camp, I stopped for a few minutes at Department Headquarters to see Garfield. General Rosecrans came into the room; but, as I was dressed in citizens' clothes, did not at first recognize me. Garfield said: General Rosecrans, Colonel Beatty. The General took me by the hand, turned my face to the light, and said he did nGarfield said: General Rosecrans, Colonel Beatty. The General took me by the hand, turned my face to the light, and said he did not have a fair view of me before. Well, he continued, you are a general now, are you? I told him I was not sure yet, and he said: Is it uncertainty or modesty that makes you doubt? Uncertainty. Well, he replied, you and Sam Beatty have both been recommended. I guess it will be all right. He invited me to remain for supper, but I declined. February, 16 To-day I rode over the battle-field, starting at the river and following the enemy's line off to their left, then crossing over on to
February, 1863. February, 3 This has been the coldest day of the season in this latitude. Tl, filled with Nationals and Confederates. February, 4 At noon cannonading began on our left aomewhat undecided, and far from agreeable. February, 6 A lot of rebel papers, dated January 31ill themselves be compelled to help crush. February, 7 Few of the men who started home when I leness. There is a screw loose somewhere. February, 10 Fortifications are being constructed. ve and depart from Murfreesboro regularly. February, 11 Called at Colonel Wilder's quarters, ad me to remain for supper, but I declined. February, 16 To-day I rode over the battle-field, syed, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre. February, 17 The army is turning its attention to pand, if persisted in, may finally ruin it. February, 19 Work on the fortifications still contidown on an outlying picket and take it in. February, 20 Colonel Lytle, my old brigade commande[1 more...]
January 31st (search for this): chapter 21
oon cannonading began on our left and front, and continued with intervals until sunset. I have heard no explanation of the firing, but think it probable our troops started up the Shelbyville road to reconnoiter, discovered the enemy, and a small fight ensued. February, 5 It is said the enemy came within six miles of Murfreesboro yesterday, and attacked a forage train. The weather has been somewhat undecided, and far from agreeable. February, 6 A lot of rebel papers, dated January 31st, have been brought in. They contain many extracts clipped from the Northern Democratic press, and the Southern soul is jubilant over the fact that a large party in Ohio and Indiana denounce President Lincoln. The rebels infer from this that the war must end soon, and the independence of the Southern States be acknowledged. Our friends at home should not give aid and comfort to the enemy. They may excite hopes which, in time, they will themselves be compelled to help crush. February
February, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 21
February, 1863. February, 3 This has been the coldest day of the season in this latitude. The ground is frozen hard. I made the round of the picket line after dinner, and was thoroughly chilled. Visited the hospital this evening. Young Willets, of the Third, whom I thought getting along well before I left for home, died two days before my return. Benedict is dead, and Glenn, poor fellow, will go next. His leg is in a sling, and he is compelled to lie in one position all the time. Mortification has set in, and he can not last more than a day or two. Murfreesboro is one great hospital, filled with Nationals and Confederates. February, 4 At noon cannonading began on our left and front, and continued with intervals until sunset. I have heard no explanation of the firing, but think it probable our troops started up the Shelbyville road to reconnoiter, discovered the enemy, and a small fight ensued. February, 5 It is said the enemy came within six miles of Murfre
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