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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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Monday, September 22, 1862

On this day the 16th Ohio, with Morgan's entire Division, started their march from Manchester, Kentucky, north to the safety and supply of Ohio, a distance of roughly 160 miles. They began at midnight and the

...difficulties began immediately. Within sight of Manchester, the road lay through a deep and narrow defile, just wide enough to admit a wagon. The chasm was filled with large boulders and its slaty bed was so cut and channeled by the stream which ran through it there was scarcely sufficient footing for the teams. Strong details of men accompanied the wagons and gun carriages and held them from capsizing as they were dragged through the gulch.

The division managed to accomplish a march of ten miles, stopping at 10:00am to rest. They resumed their journey at 5:00pm and achieved another nine miles before camping at 3:00am the next morning.

Based on current research, it is believed the Division camped at or near Proctor, Kentucky, along the Kentucky River. Upon their arrival in Proctor they found the town had been burned by Confederate cavalry raider John Morgan who had held the place until the Union troops were seen to be approaching.

Italicized text above taken from The Forty-Second Ohio Infantry - A History of the Organization and Services of That Regiment In the War of the Rebellion, 1876 - F. H. Mason, late Private of Company A - Cobb, Andrews & Co., Publishers.

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