WAITING AGAIN - CAMP DUNCAN
The 16th Ohio would now spend 11 days in their camp near Somerset, Kentucky. Having missed the battle of Mill Springs on January 19, they now awaited their first, real mission. Pvt. Peter Perrine, Company C, lists the name of this place as Camp Duncan while Cpl. Wolbach, writing many years later, only remembers it as Camp Pone, however, the name Camp Pone was also recollected by regimental surgeon Basil Brashear during the regiment's first reunion in 1870. The soldiers camp duties were routine, including building a corduroy road, heavy drilling, guard duty, frequent inspections and cleaning their rusty rifles.
period map showing approximate location of the 16th Ohio's "Camp Duncan" (upper red star) and the location of the Battle of Mill Springs (January 19)
image from Harpers Weekly, February 8, 1862