Camp Near Nashville
Dear Folks Nov 10th 62
I cannot hear from home
& so I thought I wood write
& tell you where we are we
started from where I wrote last
& came through Woodson ville
[??]ville. Bowling Green. Mittch
ellsville. [Tirsa?] Springs. & arrived
in Nashville in advance of
Rosecrans army, & on the
second day had to go back
to Mitchellsville to gaurd a
train came in last night
camp 8 miles from Nashville
The first night we where
hear we went on a scout &
captured 3 prisoners & seven
horses one mule & three beaves
[page 2]
There was five of our boys
captured & the Adjutants horse
shot under him we where order-
-ed not to attack them &
so we did not we where under
Magrue, the Col [1] wers sick.
We got John Morgan’s [printers?]
& several papers if I have
A chance I,ll send one home.
He writes in the Vidette that
The 4th O.V.C is the only Yankey
Cavelry that is worthy of the
name, & he has annihilated
that & is not afraid of the
balance, that is in one of
his own papers. I do not know
what he will think now as
he got one of the courier’s the
other night, one of our compan
-ies is doing courier’s business
from Bowling Green through here
[page 3]
I expect we all will be taken
yet before we know what
we are about The Col is
talking about resigning &
the Officers says if he does
that they will leave to but
I guess he will not leave
I come to the conclusion that
soldiering is poor business
unless a fellow is moving
all the time Camp duty
does not pay by a long shot
I,ve been washing some
Clothes to day & myself too
& I feel better we capture
apples & one thing another
once & awhile our horses look
pretty hard after marching
so much running somtimes
for 7 or 8 miles at a time
to get ahead of a train
[page 4]
Start at 3 oclock in the morn-
-ing & camp at 9 ock at
night is pretty heard on them
Although got the crack horse
of the regiment among the pri
vates & better than some of the
Officers there has been a hundred
asked me to trade, offered me
from 5 dollars to 20 but its
no go I know what a
good horse is as well as
any of them. There is know
knowing where we will go to
next I,m well as common
Give my best to all
Yours [&c?]
E.A Peterson
[Dricto?] to Nashville Tenn
E.A Pe

  1. Lt. Col. C. G. Megrue
November 10, 1862


Co. D, 4th Ohio Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Hamilton County, OH


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Kenneth Gardner
Transcription Date: 
January, 2015
M. Ellis
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January, 2015

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