Daily Archives: February 16, 2012

Cold and Snow

On February 16, 1862, William wrote a short letter to his mother from Camp Wood, Kentucky.  In the letter he reports that they only traveled 16 miles before they were ordered to return to camp.  He also notes that the … Continue reading

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Fort Henry Captured

On February 16, 1862, the Army of Ohio, while camped at Upton Station, Kentucky, received news that General Grant’s army had captured Fort Henry.  No longer needed, the Army of Ohio returned to Camp Wood, Kentucky.

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