Pennsylvania's Emergency Men

Pennsylvania's Emergency Men

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15, 1862: Byers' Independent Cavalry Co.

Read the previous day here.

Clear, fine, hot-sun, extremely dusty.  A large cavalcade of secesh prisoners and wagons captured by our army, or a portion of it, was brought into this place yesterday, creating a whirl of delight and rejoicing some 40 to 70 wagons and some 70 prisoners.  They were put into the jail.  At 2 1/2 to 3 P.M., our troop left Chambersburg for Greencastle, where we arrived at 5 1/2 to 6 P.M.  We had considerable difficulty in getting our horses and men properly distributed into suitable quarters.  A good deal of disatisfaction among the men, and justly so I though, that quarters had not been certainly and sure provided for all of them beforehand.  J.B. Boyd and self stopt [sic] at Mrs. Kurikles, and an aunt of his wife, where we were treated very kindly.  Got a good supper and good bed!  Our horses were in the stable of a man named Haas, who had kept a livery, but had left the town with his horses for fear of the rebels.

- Charles Rawn

"The Militia Journal of Charles Rawn, September 9 to 23, 1862". ed. by Darin Smith. available from; Internet.

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