Company A, 48th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
1838 - 1926
Military History Institute
Washed my cloths. Bad diarrhea. Taking
medicine. Some better in P.M. Move forward to Big Sandy creek in the
evening - three miles. Inspection of Div. in A.M. by Commanding General.
Sherman's Corps arrived at Little Sandy creek in P.M.
Army moving forward. My health some better. Our Div. Moved in P.M.
Encamped at Cayuka just after dark. Very poor water. March badly
conducted. Brigades mixed up very much. Jackson about 35 mi.
Sherman's Corps reached Cayaka about 8.00 A.M. Met Capt. McCoy - he as
natural as life. [Capt. James C. McCoy was Gen. Sherman's aid-de-camp.
Hussey may have corresponded with him when he was Col. Landram's
aid-de-camp.] Our regiment glad to see Sherman. Steel's & Tuttle's
Divisions passed by. Buckland commands a Brigade in the last named Div.
& has his own regiment in it. Wrote short letter to My Wife at night.
No chance to Mail. Recd Inspection of our Brigade.
Ready to move at daybreak. Div. Moved forward early. Went within 2 mi. of
Black river & turned to right toward Jackson. 97th Ill. went to Black
River. Heavy Cannonading tonight in the A.M. Long halt just after M. 8 Mi.
to Edward's Station on Jackson & Vicksburg R.R. Encamped at Widow
Montgomery's Plantation - 6 mi. from Cayuga. Her Grand Son-in-law Surgeon
in Brag's Army.
Got servant named "Elic" - belonged to Mr. Sulser.
Marched 6 mi. toward Raymond & encamped 12 mi. from that place on
Barron's Plantation. News of Great Battle in Va. [Chancellorsville]
Stonewall Jackson killed. & the Rebels much worsted. Report that
Hurlbut has wipped the enemy in Tenn. or North Miss. Maj. Gen. McPherson's
Corps had a fight on 12th inst. & wipped the Rebs. Wrote short letter
to my wife & put in envelope with one of 11th. Recd a letter from My
Wife in the evening of 26th ult. Compared Rolls. Considerable of rain in
the evening. Bed of Cotton burned - nothing injured. Letter in regard to
Chance. Recd official notice of Binegar's death [Moses Bringar, Co. A,
died 2/28/63 at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.].
Wrote to my wife answering her letter of 26th ult. Raining. Head of large
supply train arrived. About 7.30 A.M. On Picket. Sent 3 letters to Grand
Moved forward at 10.00 A.M. & arrived at Raymond after dark. Went into
Camp. Country broken. Expecting fighting tomorrow. Roads muddy.
Plantations - Dillon's (Butler), Whittakers, Bullit's, Bob Miller's
Fine clear morning. Ready to March at 6.00 A.M. Lt. Thomas M. Wright [Co.
H] died early in the morning. Made detail - Pope & Beeson - to bury
him. My health medium. Raymond a nice business town. Moved forward toward
Edward's Station. Fighting about 7 mi. from Station - communication about
11.00 P.M. - Carr, Osterhaus, Hovy & Blair together with our Div.
Engaged. The Rebels said to number 30 or 40 thousand. Rebels driven at
every point. McWright [Pvt. Thomas M. Wright, Co. H] buried in a cemetery
near Raymond "T.M.W." cut on large pine tree.
Movement Commenced early in the morning. Six cannon captured of the enemy.
Our Regt. & the 108th Ill. guarding trains & prisoners. Our
success yesterday very complete. About 3000 prisoners. 74 pieces of
artillery taken since we we landed on this side of the river. Troops
lieing in Rebel works on Black river. Building bridges to cross over the
River. Our Army in high spirits & confident of success. Mail came Recd
a bottle of red ink - don't know who from. Our Division but slightly
The Diary of Cyrus Hussey, 48th OVI