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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Where was the regiment on
Thursday, June 2, 1864

Today, the 16th Ohio remained by the roadside, where they'd been camping for two days, until about 5:00 pm when they started the march back to their main camp at Morganza Bend, Louisiana, near the Mississippi River. They arrived back at camp about 9:00 pm.

Private Robert Newt Gorsuch, Company B, records that four soldiers of the 22nd Kentucky, a regiment in the same 2nd Brigade with the 16th Ohio, were captured. This reminds us that, though not engaged in an active campaign, the troops were always in great danger and were being harassed by Rebel troops, desperate to regain the advantage and save their homeland.

This period map shows the approximate route of the 16th Ohio and other units on their scouting mission of May 30 to June 2, 1864. The route shown is notional but based on distances and landmarks mentioned by the soldiers and the apparent available roads at the time. This map shows the road probably used by the regiment some distance from Bayou Fordoche where it is more likely to have run close to the bayou.

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