[Unidentified soldier of "First Scotch Regiment," Illinois Infantry Regiment, in sack coat and Tam o'Shanter cap in front of painted backdrop showing weapons and American flag at Benton Barracks, Saint Louis, Missouri] (LOC)
129th Illinois soldier recounts the dark days of December 1864, Hood skedaddles. Read more: http://battleoffranklin.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/129th-illinois-soldier-recounts-the-dark-days-of-december-1864-hood-skedaddles/ Nov. the 28 we was ordered to Nashville to defend the place agains Rebel Gen. Hood. December 1 we got there and dug trenches 2 days and 1 night. Dec. the 4 & 5 considerable skirmishing. The 6 & 7 considerable firing on picket with a little fight.
Frederick A Bartleson COL Illinois Volunteery Regiment, wounded & lost an arm at Shiloh, placed in charge of Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, killed leading a skirmish line at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia