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Title: A Funny Incident of the War
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In the autumn of 1861, late in November, Floyd, with his rebel army, occupied one portion of Sewall Mountain, and General Rosecrans with his "boys in blue" loyal and true, occupied, about three quarters of a mile away, another portion of it. While these two armies were there encamped, a cold rain fell one day, " and the night coming on," the cold was so intensified that forty horses were frozen to death. The night succeeding was also cold, and very clear, and the ground was frozen hard and a couple of teams near the two camps stampeded, and down the mountain they went, making a tremendous noise. Each army tho't that the other was coming, and tents were struck and baggage loaded in the greatest haste, Rosecrans burning eight wagons loaded with supplies for he had no teams to draw them, and Floyd started post haste one way down the mountain and Rosecrans the toehr, and when the morning light revealed the true condition of things, the two armies were fifteen miles apart.

Date: 8/12/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001608
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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