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John describes the 78th OVI's boarding first the steamboat Neptune and then the Tecumseh. He considers a report that the regiment is bound for Fort Henry, TN rather than Paducah, KY.
Daily Zanesville Courier
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Cincinnati, Ohio; Secesh; troop movement
War correspondents; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865); Gillespie, John W. A., 1837-1913 -- Correspondence; Steamboats; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Transportation
Gillespie, John W.A., "Letter from John W.A. Gillespie to Editor" (1862). Harvey Collection Newspapers. 2.