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Transcripts of the Civil War diary of William J. Stubblefield, father of Nathan B. Stubblefield. William Jefferson Stubblefield was an officer in Company G of the 7th Kentucky Mounted Infantry. The diary covers the time period from April 12, 1862 to September 19, 1862. In the diarys introduction he writes of camp life, the battle at Shiloh and contracting yellow fever. He criticizes conscription, the lack of supplies and endless marching. He mentions his regiment being shelled at Vicksburg, participating in a battle at Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the regiments retreat to Port Hudson, Louisiana. The diary ends with his return to Calloway County, Kentucky after suffering weeks from an illness

Part of Nathan B. Stubblefield Collection,

-2- .ee were in our tents till about the first of January 1862 at which tiee we pretty Fenerany got into our wirter huses made of cottonwood poles rafted and poled down the river. 4* were percitted to re air: in these houses till the first day of March 1862 at which time we eoved, to Euebolt, evacluatielembus, Kentucky. We walked abeet twenty"ilea of the trip ard went or: o7en cars at nieet for the reeainder of it and it was so cold that Bowe of us got allehtly frosted end the (lector are I thought fifteen boys cumrgst that meter but if so I row teiek it was very Ellett though. I suffered a greet deal not wit staff dine ell the steeping and slapping I coeld do and I dettreined to labor my beet rather than suffer or from and I did wit: out murmuring d come). mining. (sted of ..iaet) On this trip we sometieer slept out of doors by the fire without house or tent which produceri skeet sickness toeether with sore twat-ALF, throb the rain which we did. reeained s.t feei:bolt till the loth rat ears& durine which time I visited jeees Boweer' a fafly home 2 or 3 tieee and dined oece upon invitation welch was quite a re' ler to me se they were very kind end pleasant title, their very Food dinner did not eaes withoet my special attention as aer ration:' ware without velety nearly. Or: the 16th of. earch we coved th arc down near Jet: in iohary aoerty ire Tereseee sed r:ot quite to that place and caeped there till late at 1,7ht or; the 18th when we put our etsegaee st_a o L''sel..ves on board the cars for Oorinth, 1 eriesippi ar d I seated eyself teri went to sleep froe which 1 did root y nweke till we ran into Is train before us kit line, ,ost of tee horses be'loretine to our staff set ricers and woundine your o: five perece s. fie were wnree mr-vd at th. conductors ere' any others who cried at th top of their voices "jump off". Aeote er twain did strike us it: a minete, and knowing that other trains were behind, we jumped off axe: some of us ran through the ditlhes end sore feA into them and we had quite a tier of it. While it was very dark ru-:(1 rair,lee very hard but day *Rey soon and we reeoved seven or eight oars and their wheels from the track and eot off at about 12:00 o'clock on the 19th aed arrived at our weep three ..1 '.ee from Corinth the ssee ever,1: While we re ained at this weep, Thor aet 8. Venable on the 26th oe March ard we burled his relate: A walnut tree on a hill so"e 300 paces beyond the railroad are rreed the spot w, ich is (end of page)

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