Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tuesday, July 21, 1863

A Meigs Co. Company slept in the house.  Col. Runkle & Staff came down to see the rifle pits.  News from Burnside that 1000 of Morgans’s men surrendered at [?] and Morgan deserted his command & escaped--
They are digging rifle pits in the meadow above the house & up the hill where a position is selected for cannon.  
Brother William & Lucy came about noon on extra train.  Troops all left soon after on the cars.  Col. Lynch & Staff took tea with us, and left us with many thanks & expressions of regard.  Col. Lynch is from Cincinnati is Major of the 114th Ohio fought at Haynes Bluff Vicksburg &c . . .being at home on a short furlough & Gov. Todd made him Col of the Regiment of Pickaway Co. Militia.  After all were gone Mrs. Bailey & Betsey Bailey called & we went out to see the rifle pits.  Col. Lynch calls this place Camp Cutler.

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