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This week in Civil War history

January 20, 2014
By HARRY SCHOGER - Special to the Tribune Chronicle , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

One hundred fifty years ago this week, hostilities in the Civil War were few and minor. Most units were hunkered down in winter quarters. Many had been in that posture for weeks. But for Trumbull boys in Opdycke's Tigers, the 125 OVI, that was not the case until Jan. 24, 1864. It was then that they crossed the Tennessee River to set up winter quarters near Louden, Tenn. In a letter to his wife, Lucy, dated Jan. 25, 1864, Col. Emerson Opdycke of Warren said of Louden, "... its reputation for immorality is such, that I have given orders that not a solitary man of my command shall enter the place."

 
 

 

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