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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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June 8, 1862

On this day the 16th Ohio continued its march south toward Tennessee and Rogers' Gap (between Fincastle and Speedwell). The brigade marched 14 miles this day. Cpl. Theodore Wolbach, Company E, continues to describe the journey:

The next day, with a pleasant summer sky over head, and the songs of summer birds on either hand, we swept on over the ever-recurring ridges. This country, though sparsely populated, presented evidences of long occupation by the present race of inhabitants. Patches of land that had been cleared and kept bearing crops year after year without manuring, until it was literally cropped to death, then abandoned to grow up with young trees and briars. Old rotten log buildings, roofless and crumbling to earth, whither their ancient tenants had long since preceded them, occurred to us at intervals through the day. That night we encamped in a forest of heavy timber by the side of another clear mountain stream.

Military map showing the approximate route of the 16th Ohio from its camp at The Moss House, near Cumberland Ford, Kentucky, southwest along the Log Mountains on June 7 and 8, 1862.
image from Library of Congress
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