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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Where was the regiment on
Thursday, September 11, 1862

On this day, the 16th Ohio along with Col. John DeCourcey's brigade started the final leg in their march to Manchester, Kentucky. General Morgan had ordered DeCourcey to take his force north from Cumberland Gap to Manchester to hopefully find and return with forage, food for the Union garrison at Cumberland Gap, surrounded and cut off from communication and supplies by Confederate General Kirby Smith's division.

DeCourcey began this day's march at 2 p.m., having rested his brigade since halting at 11 p.m. the night before. A march of seven miles brought them to their assigned destination, Manchester, Kentucky. They camped on a hill, north of town, that provided a single but good quality spring for water. They would remain here 10 days.

Wide and close view modern day maps of 16th Ohio locations on September 11, 1862:

Red Pin - notional position of Camp Renaissance on mountain ridge north of Cumberland Gap

Blue Pin - approximate position of Camp Patten at Cumberland Ford (now Pineville), Kentucky

Green Pin - approximate position of DeCourcey's Brigade in camp at Manchester, Kentucky

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