The Journey: To Union City, Tennessee

“I got so tired coming up here,” I (D) Company’s Pvt. Nimrod Newton Nash wrote his wife Mollie on May 26, 1861. “They put us in box cars with six inch plank for seats & you know that was not comfortable. We came very near suffocating when we first started; but soon relieved ourselves by knocking off the plank off the cars with our muskets and billets of wood in spite of the threats of the officers, some of the cars were entirely stripped of the weatherboarding, the road on both sides covered with plank. 1000 men are hard to manage.”

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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