DAYBOOK FOR JOHN G. ROLLER
Comencing (sic.) the 1st of May A. D. I86I4.
Lookout Valley Tennessee
May 31 days
Sun. 1st Was detailed for guard. Stood at the blacksmith shop
about 3 miles from camp, got orders to keep ourselves in readiness to
march at 10 o'clock A.M. Sacremental meeting in camp. Weather warm
Mon. 2nd Was relieved at k o'clock in the morning, got to camp
at the call of striking tents, started at six o'clock to the front.
Marched to Gordon's mill where the Chigamanga eChickamaugaa battle was
fought the fall previous distance about 17 miles, got a letter from
John Lazenby. Weather warm and rainy.
Tues 3rd. Wrote a letter to Jake and sent a letter to my sister to
him wrote a letter for R. Haed, Fixed up our camp got orders to inarch
again the next day. drew 30 round more catrideges (sic).
Wedn. Uth Took up the line of march in the morning marched within
two miles of Ringold, Georgia, and camped for the night had orders to
load our guns. Weather clear and warm
Thurs. £th Laid over. Nothing new in camp. Weather warm and
clear, wrote a letter to Lazenbys and one from cFlmiterraan3 of Co. "F"
Fri. 6th Took up the line of march again early, marched in the
direction of Dalton some prospect of a fignt marched to Nickajack Trace
Sat. 7th Retook up the line of march bright and early, marched
in the direction of Tunnel Hill and Dalton Passed over Taylors Ridge
and through Nickajack Gap driving the Rebel pickets back and capturing
3 horses marched about l£ miles and camped 11 miles north of Dalton and
7 from Tunnel Hill had a hard march, a great many of the boys give out
Weather exceedingly warm
Sun. 8th Laid over, attented devine worship twice in the A.M.
Capt Gilvern of the 129th 111 preached a good sermon had a Bible class
in the P.M. A beautiful May day. Nature is blooming all around us
the birds are pouring forth their merry songs into a balmy spring air
enjoyed ourselves well. Canonading at Tunnel Hill. Gen Geary 2nd Div.
engaged the Rebs. The rest of our recruiting officers come back.
Mon, 9th Laid over traded matches with S. Mcmillan. Morry Mc-
millan came back to us, sharp canonading still going on at Tunnel Hill,
Weather warm washed my shirt.
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