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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,

_3- rear where' I arr today the 13th of April 1862. On the 27th, at night, we loaded the oars with our baegage and we eoved to a weep near to Piettel and had a eice place and two pretty Food eeerires whioh helped us much as I had taken an acus at the ow:le near "dorinth and the stottach and bowels of eost of us were disorgneired. reealeed here until the 4th of April when lost of oer baee94.e, wee sent to dorintt and we !-nroted nearly to _Purdy that eveeiraF a: d stayed oat of doers not withetandirse a storm that on e up about 1:00 oice.look mr.d it continued to rain till dny. nested durdy for a time aed then had a forted .-.arch of 18 to 23 tviles around about way camping near the erevey and that right after I cooked ratioee I sllept out of doors on a little pile of brush I picked up wrare;.ed in my blanket. The eebee bad a Front nweber of gun ports and transports up the leteessee river and were theeselves enceoped in large numbers over a great dead of the auroieding coentre though they had been driver off their camps by a Weinrieh Saturday, the 5th. The ;vizi t begir ning, and we were .erotiree through thickets of black:sok and rough ti ber, throigh brooks, jumpieg over ditoi es, earohlree the front and the flare: on the double quick ti,e . After we 1: ad Fore alerse.t way, we approached the sce e of diej t a, d a cat son ball passed aboet 40 yards bet- ir led-ere I was and streak the next riete ground. About this Vete 'apt. Pirtle of dompaoy "A" received a round in the foot wF lot dIsabled eee.t we 39' to a Yankee osee wee re we (end of page) saw several ghastly figures. One Yankee had his head shot off a litt2e over half way down and otters of both sides were wounded variously. I spoke to one Yankee, a leatcheae named Mitch who was wounded and he desired ee to move him to a shade whioh I tees atoet wher. I was ordered forward 3r,7. had to leave him. After some further time, ternitle about, we were introduced to the eneey' s ati7 lery which made terrible havoc of horses, tieber and every thin? it could reach. 'de were ordered to lay down which we did for sore Voee when our Colonel odeied us back to give room for 011' artillery wh!ch .!.)ovod. GeteraL Cteathato seemed to have misunderstood for a retreat and ordered us back aed we pkotpt:y wen t bac'e and I ordered ray wee to lay down but oonoluded I would stand up as to 2,1 as the Gerera.7 he ordered us to lee down and I thee did so. Pretty soon the Geteera:s ordered a eheree across an open

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