November 1, 1862 left Chattanooga and came by railroad to
Bridgeport, Alabama, thence to Tullahoma, Tennessee, thence marched by
Machester to Murfreesboro where we remained in camp until December 5 when
we went to LaVergne on picket and remained 12 days. Returned to camp and
remained until December 27, 1862 when we fell into line for the great
battle of Murfreesboro and continued so until the 31st when the two armies
were hotly engaged. In the fight Captain Sinclair was killed while
gallantly leading his company; also G.W. Kellow, W.T. Sanders, J.F. Bowen
killed. Slightly wounded G.S. Davidson, J.W. Davis, S.J. Kellow, W.T.
Lassiter, W.A.M. Edwards, C.J. Patterson and J.M. Davidson. Missing Sgt.
2nd Lt. Commanding
at Tullahoma on picket until seven o'clock p.m. when we moved in the
direction of Chattanooga, Tennessee. We marched across the mountains to
Aetna Station where we got aboard the cars for Chattanooga. Arrived at
Chattanooga July the 7th, 4 o'clock p.m. Remained at this place drilling
and fortifying until
1st Lt. 47th Tenn.
Remained at Chattanooga on picket until September 7 when we
marched in the direction of LaFayette, Georgia. We ? so to march to
and fro from LaFayette to Rock Spring til the 10th of September when we
started for Chickamauga.
September 19 we met the great Federal forces under Roscrans near
Chickamauga Station and the great
fight commenced. In the battle Lieutenants B.H. Harmon and H.J. Ballentine
and Sgt. C.J. Patterson were slightly
wounded. Captain S.D. Reeves slightly, privates G.S. Davidson, ??? Since
that time this company as well as the 47th Tenn Regt has been encamped in
the valley on pickett every four days, living on half
November 30, 1863
Co. B, 47th Tenn.
Marched to the depot and took the cars for Chattanooga,
next day had a skirmish up near Tyner Station, lost no man, slept on the
roadside. Next day moved to Missionary Ridge, put up crude winter quarters
in Hindman's Division. Remained there standing picket every three days,
most of the men barefooted, until November 23, when we fell into line of
battle, continued so until the evening of the 25th when the great battle
of Missionary Ridge was fought in which J.H. Taylor was killed, J.W.
Toombs and J.M. ? were seriously wounded. Falling back from the ridge we
crossed the Chickamauga that night. Next day marched to Ringgold, next day
to Dalton where we put up winter quarters and we are there
Dalton, Georgia December 3,
Co. B, 47th Tennessee
company remained in Hindman's Division until February the 16th, 1864 when
it as well as the regt. was transferred to Frank Cheatham's Division.
Subsequently on the 19th we were ordered to the Department of Mississippi
under command of General Polk. February 19 got aboard the cars and sailed
to Atlanta thence to West Point. Rested at that place that day 20 to 21,
sailed from West Point to Montgomery, Alabama, thence took the boat and
sailed to Selma, Alabama on 22. Rested at Selma on 23, took cars and
sailed to Demopolis, Alabama. We remained at this place until the 25 of
October p.m. when we got back on the cars and sailed back to Selma 26th.
Remained at Selma during the day and until 5 o'clock p.m. 27th when we
took the boats and sailed to Montgomery, Alabama, 28th. Sailed to West
Point, Georgia 29th, sailed to Atlanta,
Station on the cars near Atlanta,
February 29, 1864