January 3, 1862 – 13th Ohio soldier writes of Louisville

. . . we hurryed down to Cincinnati and just as we got down the boat that contained the whole regiment were just moving out of sight it was just dusk so we got on the ferry and crost the river with the determination to have at least 2 days of a furlough of our own making and to injoy ourselfs as best we could. I had had no whiskey for some time but I got some this night or as least brandy, we stade in Cincinati 4 days and then we joined our regiment near Louisville...we injoyed ourselfs highly…before Christmas we got two more months pay…we so well entertained and injoyed ourselfs so well that we did not get to camp untill the day after Chrismas…It is expected that before long we are going to have a desperate fight but how long it will be time will tell…

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Source: eBay, February 2011

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