The Seventeenth was also rewarded with a day of recovery from the four-day march. The Fourth Division remained at Smith's Cross-Roads for another night.
WASHINGTON, June 8, 1862.
Major-General HALLECK, Corinth, Miss.:
We are changing one of the departmental lines, so as to give you all of Kentucky and Tennessee. In your movement upon Chattanooga I think it probable that you include some combination of the force near Cumberland Gap under General Morgan. Do you?
|Overview of the entire Western Theater during the Civil War, courtesy of flickr.com|
Meanwhile, Wood is at Bear Creek, supplying regiments in a daily rotation to the project of rebuilding the bridge. When not on duty, the men enjoyed the fresh water of a nearby swimming hole. This was a great time of physical and mental recovery from the two months that had passed since Shiolh.
*ORE correspondence courtesy of my Favorite Link, Ohio State's eHistory