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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Where was the regiment on
February 2, 1862

The regiment marched 11 miles, today, through Kentucky's wilderness and arrived at a former summer resort named Sublimity Springs. The resort was nestled on the hills along the Rockcastle River and included a gristmill, sawmill and large hotel. The soldiers found quarters in the several buildings scattered about the property. More from Cpl. Wolbach:

February 2d we reached the summer resort of Sublimity Springs, on the Rock Castle River. The river is appropriately named, for many miles it wends its way through a deep canon, whose precipitous sides towering hundreds of feet skyward, in many places, present a striking resemblance to ruined castles. Here and there streamlets had furrowed its rocky sides, as they fretted and dashed on their way to the river below.

period map showing approximate route of the 16th Ohio marching to Sublimity Springs, Kentucky
image from Library of Congress

modern day map showing a very approximated route of the 16th Ohio from its camp at Buck Creek to Sublimity Springs, Kentucky
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