Sketches of the Travels and Observations from Camp Fuller
at Rockford, Illinois to the end of the War
Lucias C. Runion (spelled Ranyon in AGR)
Company K, 92nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry
- Oct. 1 - Weather rainy and unpleasant.
- Oct. 2 - Weather clear and pleasant.
- Oct. 3 - Weather clear and pleasant.
- Oct. 4 - Weather clear and cool and high wind.
- Oct. 5 - Weather clear and windy. There was considerable cannonading
on both sides today.
- Oct. 6 - Weather clear and quiet today.
- Oct. 7 - Weather clear and cool.
- Oct. 8 - Weather clear. Went out foraging.
- Oct. 9 - Weather clear and pleasant.
- Oct. 10 - Weather clear.
- Oct. 11 - Weather clear.
- Oct. 12 - Weather cloudy and appearance of rain.
- Oct. 13 - Weather very rainy.
- Oct. 14 - Weather Very rainy.
- Oct. 15 - Weather rainy. We moved into a house.
- Oct. 16 - Weather clear in the afternoon. We was sent on a courier
- Oct. 17 - Weather clear and unpleasant.
- Oct. 18 - Weather clear.
- Oct. 19 - Weather clear. Two of our men sent to escort Gen.
- Oct. 20 - Weather clear and pleasant. Two of our men sent to escort
Gen. Rosecrans to the next post.
- Oct. 21 - Weather clear and pleasant.
- Oct. 22 - Weather clear. I was sent to establish another courier post.
Cannonading near Lookout Mountain.
- Oct. 23 - Weather rainy and unpleasant. Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant arrived
at Chattanooga today.
- Oct. 24 - Weather cloudy and cold.
- Oct. 25 - Weather cloudy and cold.
- Oct. 26 - Weather clear. Skirmishing today.
- Oct. 27 - Weather clear. Skirmishing heavy Artillery firing near Lookout.
- Oct. 28 - Weather clear. Hard fighting on our right all day and it
is kept up all night. Our men are driving the rebels from Lookout Mountain
and Trenton Valley. Our men have a position across the line.
- Oct. 29 - Weather rainy. Heavy fighting today along the foot of Lookout
and in the Trenton Valley very much.
- Oct. 30 - Weather cloudy. Fighting as usual our men are driving the
- Oct. 31 - Weather clear and windy heavy
- Nov. 1 - Weather hazy and cool
- Nov. 2 - Weather clear. We was ordered to form a courier line south
of the river.
- Nov. 3 - Weather clear and cool.
- Nov. 4 - Weather rainy and unpleasant.
- Nov. 5 - Weather clear.
- Nov. 6 - Weather clear.
- Nov. 7 - Weather clear. Moved our post to the foot of Mountain.
- Nov. 8 - Weather clear and cool
- Nov. 9 - Weather clear and cool.
- Nov. 10 - Clear and cool
- Nov. 11 - Clear.
- Nov. 12 - Clear.
- Nov. 13 - Weather cloudy.
- Nov. 14 - Rainy and unpleasant.
- Nov. 15 - Clear and cold.
- Nov. 16 - Cloudy and cold.
- Nov. 17 - Clear and pleasant.
- Nov. 18 - Clear. Saw the woods along the side of the mountain on fire.
- Nov. 19 - Weather clear.
- Nov. 20 - Clear and cool.
- Nov. 21 - Cloudy threw the day and rain in the night.
- Nov. 22 - Clear went to reg near Bridgport.
- Nov. 23 - Clear. Returned to Kelly's Ferry.
- Nov. 24 - Clear. Returned to my post at the foot of Raccoon Mountain
- Nov. 25 - Clear and cool. Gen. Hooker took part of Lookout Mountain
and several hundred prisoners and seven guns.
- Nov. 26 - Clear. Our men took the rest of the mountain.
- Nov. 27 - Clear. Our men took Missionary Ridge and a great many prisoners.
- Nov. 28 - Rainy. Several hundred prisoners passed by here for the rear.
- Nov. 29 - Clear and cold. Four thousand prisoners passed by here.
- Nov. 30 - Clear and cool.
- Dec. 1 - Clear. We moved our post on the top of the mountain on the
new military road from Kellyís ferry to Whiteside.
- Dec. 2 - Clear.
- Dec. 3 - Clear and cool
- Dec. 4 - Clear. Ordered to report to our regiment as we was relieved
of courier duty.
- Dec. 5 - Clear. Marched to Bridgeport.
- Dec. 6 - Clear. Received new saddles and bridles.
- Dec. 7 - Clear. Drew our guns and then marched to our reg near Stevenson.
- Dec. 8 - Rainy and unpleasant. Drew new clothing.
- Dec. 9 - Cloudy.
- Dec. 10 - Clear and pleasant.
- Dec. 11 - Clear.
- Dec. 12 - Rainy and muddy but warm.
- Dec. 13 - Rainy and unpleasant.
- Dec. 14 - Clear and cool.
- Dec. 15 - Clear and warm.
- Dec. 16 - Cloudy.
- Dec. 17 - Clear.
- Dec. 18 - Clear. Moved to Bridgeport.
- Dec. 19 - Clear.
- Dec. 20 - Clear. Moved one mile south of Bridgeport.
- Dec. 21 - Clear. Got orders to go to our Brigade at Huntsville Ala.
- Dec. 22 - Clear. Marched at eight and camped for the night in our old
camp near Stevenson.
- Dec. 23 - Clear. Marched at daylight over a swampy and muddy road.
Camped 20 miles from Stevenson near the town of Bellefonte. All of the
largest buildings including the courthouse are burnt.
- Dec. 24 - Clear. Moved at sunrise our road today is sure better than
yesterday. We passed threw the towns of Ledsburg and Larkensville and camped
five miles from the latter place.
- Dec. 25 - Christmas is cloudy but warm. We marched the same time as
yesterday. At Brownsboro we met Col. Wilder who had been home on furlough.
We camped for the night five miles from Huntsville.
- Dec. 26 - Rainy. Moved to town and drew rations and went into camp
one mile from town in the old camp of our Brigade who had gone to Pulaski
- Dec. 27 - Rainy and warm.
- Dec. 28 - Cloudy and cold. Company K went out foraging.
- Dec. 29 - Clear.
- Dec. 30 - Cloudy. Our company K and Company H went out to pick up horses
- Dec. 31 - Rainy. Got orders to march at nine. Moved in the direction
of Pulaski and camped for the night ten miles from Huntsville. This brings
us to the end of the year 1863.
- Jan 1 1864 - Clear and very cold for this time of year. Moved at sunrise
camped at Elton springs.
- Jan 2 - Cloudy. Marched at noon over a rough road and camped near the
town of Elkton. Some warmer than yesterday.
- Jan 3 - Cloudy and warmer. We moved across Elk River and camped five
miles from Onlas. It rained all night.
- Jan 4 - Rain. Moved at six toward Pulaski and camped two miles from
- Jan 5 - Rainy.
- Jan. 6 - Cloudy and cold.
- Jan. 7 - Hazy and cold.
- Jan. 8 - Clear and cold.
- Jan. 9 - Clear and cold.
- Jan. 10 - Cloudy and cold.
- Jan. 12 - Cloudy. Left Pulaski marched to Elkton and forded the river
and camped at Elkton Springs.
- Jan 13 - Clear and pleasant. Marched ten miles and camped twelve miles
- Jan 14 - Clear and warm. Marched threw Huntsville and camped two miles
south of the town.
- Jan. 15 - Clear and warm.
- Jan. 16 - Clear and pleasant.
- May 7 - Left Ringold at 3 on this morning marched down the west side
of Taylorís Ridge and crossed the ridge at Jack Gap. Drove the rebels
back nearly to Tunnel Hill and as the Infantry came up we moved south/west
and camped at Gordonís Gap
- May 8 - Left our camp at the gap an hour after sunrise moved down the
Rome road seven miles to a small town called Villanow here we stayed until
nearly night and then moved back and camped one mile from where we had
camped the night. The infantry having relieved us at the town.
- May 9 - Left camp and moved to Villanow and camped for the night. The
road is very dusty.
- May 10 - Rain all day. Left Villanow at noon and moved down the road
toward the town of Resaca and camped seven miles from the place. It rained
very hard all night.
- May 11 - Moved back one mile and went into camp. Weather clear.
- May 12 - Clear Our reg and the tenth Ohio Cav. went out in the direction
of the railroad some five miles and had a skirmish with the rebel Cav.
We had one man wounded. Three army corps. arrived today.
- May 13 - Left camp a little after sunrise. Went on the Resaca Road,
skirmished with the rebels and drove them back. Gen. Kilpatrick was wounded
in the morning at the commencing of the skirmishing. In the afternoon our
regiment guarded the right wing of the army. The fighting continued until
after night. We camped near where the Gen. was wounded. Weather clear.
- May 14 - Clear. The skirmishing commenced at daylight soon after we
was ordered to the right wing to do picket duty. The 11th Infantry came
up in the afternoon and drove the rebels pickets back from the river and
put a pontoon bridge across. Tonight a large force of our infantry crossed
the river. The fighting continued until long after dark. Our men drove
the rebels from their riflepits at dark.
- May 15/16 - Cloudy. Our regiment was relieved at sundown and went into
camp but had hardly got camped before we got orders to saddle up again
went to Calhoun Ferry and stayed until 3 a.m. When we went into camp again.
Three hours and then we was ordered to saddle and started for the 2 Division
on the Rome road twenty miles distance. At sundown we started with the
second division on our return and crossed the Oostanaula River near the
Calhoun Ferry and went into camp one half mile from the river. Weather
cloudy. The rebels left Resaca in the morning.
- May 17 - Rainy. We was ordered to saddle and fall in line but did not
leave so we went into camp again. At four in the afternoon we saddled and
moved down the Rome Road some seven miles and went into camp for the night.
- May 18 - Left camp in the morning and moved down the Kingston road
and camped south of the town of Adairsville. Weather clear and warm.
- May 19 - Clear and warm. Left in the morning and marched threw the
town of Kingston and camped four miles south of the town the inhabitants
have nearly all left town.
- May 20 - Clear left camp at seven marched back threw Kingston and Adairsville
and camped four miles north of the town. The cars got into Kingston today.
- May 21 - Clear. Marched to within one mile of Resaca and camped.
- May 22 - Clear. Moved back toward the front and camped in our old camp
four miles from Adairsville.
- May 23 - Clear. Moved to Kingston with some stragglers and camped near
- May 24 - Clear. Returned to our Division near Adairsville in the morning.
In the afternoon got news of Wheeler burning some wagons near Cassville.
Our regiment and the 10 Ohio was ordered to march in the direction of the
place. We covered three miles but Wheeler had gone.
- May 25 - Cloudy. We returned to our camp. Rain in the night.
- May 26 - Cloudy.
- May 27 - Clear and warm.
- May 28 - Clear
- May 29 - Clear and warm. A sermon by the chaplain.
- May 30 - Clear and warm. William H. Clark returned to the camp.
- May 31 - Clear. William Speran returned.
- Aug. 2 - Rainy Left Calhoun marched to Carton
- Aug. 3 - Rainy Left Carton at noon marched five miles from Alltoona.
- Aug. 4 - Cloudy. Marched within three miles of Sandtown.
- Aug. 25 - Weather clear. Left our camp at sundown marched to Dog Creek
on the Sandtown road. Stood picket near the creek.
- Aug. 26 - Clear. After fixing the bridge over the creek we returned
to camp. At 3a.m. we was ordered to saddle and march out the same road
as yesterday and stopped near the creek .
- Aug. 27 - Clear. Left camp at noon to march two miles of the railroad
- Aug. 28 - Clear. Left camp at sunrise marched to the railroad after
some skirmishing we went back to camp one mile from Sandtown.
- Aug 29 - Clear. Our regiment was on picket duty.
- Aug 30 - Clear. Broke camp at six marched down Jonesborough Road had
considerable skirmishing along the road. At dark our regiment was sent
to the right of the Jonesborough Road and quite a fight, losing some 25
men. Having to much opposition we had to fall back Augustus Stolhut &
Ed Trash was wounded from Co. K. At ten we went into camp two miles in
the south of Jonesborough.
- Aug. 31 - Clear. Called up and saddled, moved back and unsaddled and
fed our horses. At eleven we was ordered to saddle up our Brigade moved
to the right of the line. Had some skirmishing. Albert Bissell of Co. K
was wounded. At night we fell back and went into camp two miles from our
camp of last night.
- Sept. 1 - Clear. Ordered to saddle at sunrise and moved to the same
place as yesterday. Held the ground until night when the 17 & 6 came
up and relieved us and we moved back two miles and camped for the night.
- Sept. 2 - Clear. Called out at sunrise marched five miles southward
and built a bridge over the Flint River and our regiment stayed at the
bridge all night. Had some skirmishing.
- Sept. 3 - Raining. We was relieved at the bridge at eight by the eight
Ind. And we moved back to our horses. At four P.M. we saddled and after
some delay we marched some five miles in the direction of Love Joy Station
and layed down for the night without unsaddling our horses.
- Sept. 4 - Weather changeable. I went on picket on the Fayetteville
Road considerable skirmishing near our right.
- Sept 5 - Rainy. Ordered from picket at noon. Our regiment commenced
to fall back at nine and stopped three miles from Jonesborough at five
in the morning.
- Sept. 6 - Rainy. Our regiment was on picket for the morning and was
relieved for the afternoon and camped on the ground one mile southwest
of the picket post.
- Sept. 7 - Cloudy. Saddled at seven moved back slowly over nearly the
same road we had been before and camped on the railroad between Jonesborough
and East Point.
- Sept. 8 - Cloudy. Saddled at eight A.M. marched six miles and went
into camp six miles from Sandtown and eleven from Atlanta. Our Co. And
Co. D detailed in the afternoon for picket.
- Sept. 9 - Clear. Our Company was relieved from picket at ten A.M.
- Sept. 18 - Clear and pleasant.
- Oct. 1 - Left our camp at Mt. Gilead at five in the morning marched
to Sandtown and crossed the Chattahochee River and build a bridge and crossed.
Some of our brigade had a skirmish and at night we went a crossed the bridge
and went into camp. Raining. Our company on picket.
- Oct. 2 - Raining. Crossed the river and scouted some three miles from
the river and at night crossed the river again and camped three miles up
- Oct. 3 - Rainy. Left our camp at seven, marched up the river four miles
and built a bridge and crossed. Our brigade and our regiment had several
men killed and wounded Bloss & Sheldon & Rowl of Co. K Bloss died
at seven P.M.
- Oct. 4 - Rainy. After drawing rations we moved out on the Marietta
Road some eight miles and camped one and half west of the town and in sight
of Kenesaw Mountain.
- Oct. 5 - Rainy. Marched out on the Dallas Road some three miles and
was then ordered on the Sandtown Road to an old mill about one mile from
the Marietta & Powder Spring Road and went into camp for the night.
- Oct. 6 - Rainy. Layed in camp at the old mill.
- Oct. 7 - Cloudy. Left camp at seven marched to Powder Springs. After
on the Dallas Road had some skirmishing. At night we camped near Sweetwater
- Oct. 8 - Clear. Saddled up at three in the morning moved back to near
the old mill and went into camp. Got orders to have our horses all saddled
- Oct. 9 - Clear and cool. Left our camp at eleven A.M. marched out on
the Marietta & Dallas Road and camped four miles east of Dallas.
- Oct. 10 - Clear. Saddled at eleven and marched, left the Dallas Road
and took the Van Wert Road had considerable skirmishing but moved the rebels
from the town and went on picket in the town.
- Oct. 11 - Clear. Done some scouting in the forenoon and in the afternoon
went into camp near the town.
- Oct. 12 - Clear. Left camp at noon took the Rome Road marched twelve
miles and went into camp ten miles from Rome.
- Oct. 13 - Clear. Left camp at seven marched to within two miles of
town and fed our horses and then we went on a scout in the direction of
Powder Spring. At night we returned and camped for the night near where
we had been at noon.
- Oct. 14 - Cloudy. Left our camp at ten and marched on the Stilesborough
Road and camped three miles west of the place on the Etowah River.
- Oct. 15 - Clear. Went on picket on the Alabama Road near the river
about two miles from Stilesborough.
- Oct. 16 - Clear. Our division moved at seven and I was relieved from
picket. Soon after marched threw Stilesborough and camped at night at Burnt
- Oct. 17 - Clear and cold winds. Left our camp at Burnt Hickory and
moved back on the road to Stilesborough and camped one mile from the place.
- Oct. 18 - Clear and pleasant.
- Oct. 19 - Clear. Left our camp at two P.M. advanced to Dallas by way
of Burnt Hickory.
- Oct. 20 - Clear. Scouted threw the country and at night camped at Malravens
- Oct. 21 - Clear. Murray and Withers of our regiment went on a scout
at daybreak and returned from the ride at night.
- Oct. 22 - Cloudy. Left our camp at the mill at eight and marched threw
Dallas and took the road to Stilesborough and camped on the Alabama Road.
- Oct. 23 - Clear and pleasant. Went on picket on the Alabama Road.
- Oct. 24 - Clear and warm. Went on picket at two.
- Oct. 25 - Clear and warm.
- Oct. 26 - Clear and pleasant. Ten of our troops went out after horses
towards Van Wert.
- Oct. 27 - Rainy. Left our camp and marched threw Burnt Hickory and
camped six miles from Dallas.
- Oct. 28 - Clear. Started at nine and marched to Marietta and camped
near the town.
- Oct. 29 - Clear and cool. The officers of our regiment returned that
had been home on furlough.
- Oct. 30 - Cloudy and cool. Went on picket at dark on the Rome Road.
- Oct. 31 - Clear. Relieved from picket at ten.
- Nov. 1 - Clear and pleasant.
- Nov. 2 - Rainy.
- Nov. 3 - Rainy.
- Nov. 4 - Rainy. Detailed to take care of horses.
- Nov. 5 - Rainy. Got four months pay.
- Nov. 6 - Rainy.
- Nov. 7 - Cloudy.
Many thanks to John
Runion for submitting this information.
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