Monthly Archives: February 2013

Chapter 34: Oct 22-28, 1863, A Conversation with a Spy, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXIV Thursday, October 22. We left Shelbyville and returned to our camp at Duck River, marched 11 miles. On going to Shelbyville we waded Stones River. Elias Noll took cold and his face was very much swollen, and on … Continue reading

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Chapter 33: Oct 7-20, 1863, A Conversation with a Tennessee (Union) Colonel, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXIII October 7th, struck tents, marched to Shelbyville, the county seat of Shelby county. Cooked supper and as the Rebels had gone we started back for Duck River. Marched only five miles after supper when we encamped, traveled 17 … Continue reading

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Chapter 32: October 2-4, 1863, Through Kentucky and Into Tennessee, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXII At one station our train stopped and just across the street was a saloon with beer kegs on the pavement. We kept eyeing these and after the signal for all to be on board was given by the … Continue reading

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Chapter 31: Sep 28-Oct 1, 1863, The Train Trip Through Ohio and Indiana, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXXI Soon the train was moving on again, passed Piedmont, Cameron and a number of other places along the route until we reached Benwood, West Virginia, about four miles south of Wheeling. Here we got off the cars and … Continue reading

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Chapter 30: Sep 20-27, 1863, On Toward Chattanooga, Tennessee, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXX While the armies were facing each other along the banks of the Rapidan River, the armies of the southwest under General Rosecrans were hard pressing General Bragg. General Longstreet, who had taken his corps from the arm of … Continue reading

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Chapter 29: September 17-19, 1863, Union and Confederate Camp Interactions Along the Rapidan River, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXIX Wednesday, September 17, struck tents, crossed the Rappahannock River at Kelly’s Ford, and encamped at Stevensburg, marched 12 miles. Thursday, September 18, struck tents, marched to near Montron Ford on the Rapidan River and encamped, marched three miles. … Continue reading

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Chapter 28: Aug 2-Sep 15, 1863, A Snake Near Camp; Card Playing, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER XXVIII On a Sunday morning while in this camp a half dozen or more of us wandered out a little from camp and found a cultivated field of a few acres surrounded with woods. We noticed a large cherry … Continue reading

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