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February, 1863. February, 3 This has been the coldest day of the season in this latitude. T
l, filled with Nationals and Confederates.
At noon cannonading began on our left a omewhat undecided, and far from agreeable.
A lot of rebel papers, dated January 31 ill themselves be compelled to help crush.
Few of the men who started home when I leness.
There is a screw loose somewhere.
Fortifications are being constructed.
ve and depart from Murfreesboro regularly.
Called at Colonel Wilder's quarters, a d me to remain for supper, but I declined.
To-day I rode over the battle-field, s yed, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre.
The army is turning its attention to p and, if persisted in, may finally ruin it.
Work on the fortifications still conti down on an outlying picket and take it in.
Colonel Lytle, my old brigade commande [1 more...]
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