Bowling Green Nov 1st 1862
Dear Brother I now take the
Oppertunity of writing these few lines
to you to inform you that I am well
hoping that they may find you all
Enjoying the same blessing I Recieved
a letter from you some time ago
but I never got a Chance to answer it
for we have been Marching ever since
we stoped at Pinch him Slyly [1] on the
25th of oct and our Tents came up to us
there the first time we saw them
since we left Battle Creek which
2 months and five days ago and we had
just got them Pitched when it began
to snow it snowed the while night
and in the morning the snow was
about 6 inches deep the luckyest
thing ever happened us that they did
came for it was an awful cold night
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we had four days skirmishing in which
we lost over 100 men Mike Huffnagle was
among them but we heard since that he
was Paroled. Buell has been superceded by
Rosen Grans Hambrights Regt is now about
2 or three miles behind us they form
Part of the left wing I see nood Everly
often he looks first Rate and is doing
well Hambrights men are sattisfied that
the Rebels Dont fear gun Powder and they
say they Dont care wether they get in
another fight or not they say they
wanted to get into one fight and they
had that so they would just as soon
not get in any more they fought well
and its no telling how the Battle would
have went if it hadnt been for the 79th
Penn & and the 1st Wissconsin for the
24th wisconsin were supporting Terrels
Battery and they Ran the first fire
and Hambright had to make a flank
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movement and that’s where he got his men
cut up so I dont know what
forces were fighting on the Rebels side
for there was a dutchman of the 24th Ala
that Deserted from Braggs Army and
he told us that Bragg & Kirby Smith
was looking at us Crossing the mountain
at Laurence Burgh they had us Pend
on the mountain for about four
hours they attacted our Rear and
thought to draw us out there was only
our Division but sills was to sharp
for them he hurried on the Teames
but they made out to get 16 of our
Wagons and 551 Prisoners out of the
Division 75 out of our Regt the Dutchman
said that Kirby smith had 35000 under
him and that Bragg was laying
there with a heavy force he didnt
know how many but he said that
Bragg had 52000 under him atone

  1. Pinchem Slyly, near Winchester, Clark County, KY
November 1, 1862


Co. K, 77th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


Residence (County): 
Lancaster County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
September, 2012

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