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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Where was the regiment on
Thursday, October 23, 1862

On this day the 16th Ohio resumed its march eastward, leaving Gallipolis, Ohio, travelling three miles northeast, and crossing the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, Virginia (now West Virginia). The regiment and DeCourcey's brigade marched along the banks of the Kanawha River another ten miles, to Tenmile Creek, having marched 13 miles in all.

Cpl. Theodore Wolbach, Company E, writes:

Today, the 23d, we crossed the river at Point Pleasant, and moved slowly up the Kanawha Valley as a support to Gen Cox, who was engaged with his troops in driving the rebel Gen. Jenkin's forces back.

* Information and italicized quotations from a series of articles entitled Camp and Field - The Old 16th Ohio, written in the 1880s by Theodore Wolbach, late Corporal in Company E, 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Wide and close view modern day maps of 16th Ohio's march to Gallipolis, Ohio, October 23, 1862 (positions approximated):

Blue pin - Portland (Oak Hill), Ohio
Red pin - Raccoon Creek campsite
Green pin - Gallipolis, Ohio
Yellow pin - Tenmile Creek, (West) Virginia
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