Thursday, July 16
Follow rebs in direction of Winchester where we stop & feed, go on, pass through several small towns, stop and feed near one called Locust Grove. Morgan as far ahead as ever I guess.
Friday, July 17
Morgan takes the lead. We bring up the rear. Pass through Jaspur, Piketown, Beaverton and camp at Jacksonville. Camp in fair ground. Evening quite cool.
Saturday, July 18 .
John said to be moving towards Galipolis. Feed at Keystone furnace. Travel all night till broad day light and passed through Manchester, Vinton, Winchester, Rutland & Chester.
Sunday, July 19
Still pressing hard on Johnny. Came up with him about noon. Capture over 1000 prisoners at eight mile island .
Monday, July 20
The rest of his men leave full chisel during night: . Daylight press after them again. Go out foraging for company. Get lot of bread. 1012 rebs surrender to union forces. Take them to Chester on river.
Tuesday, July 21 .
Changing old horses for captured ones. Several citizens claiming horses and taking them away.
Wednesday, July 22
Nothing of importance happens in camp. 180 of Morgan's men reported to have been captured.
Thursday, July 23
Orders to saddle. Prisoners to go away. 45th to guard them. Co. G takes passage on steamer Navigator. Start 5 p.m. Travel all night. On duty from 12 p.m. till 4 a.m. Friday evening very pleasant.
Friday, July 24
Still floating on the bosom of the old Ohio. Prisoners very quiet. Halt at Maysville. Plenty of apples to be had. Land at Cincinnati at dusk.
Saturday, July 25
Morning pleasant, little wet. Relieved by 15 Ohio regt. Leave the boats at 5 p.m. land in Kentucky at Covington. March to depot. Load our horses and saddles on cars. Cos. K, E, H & F go out on evening train.
Sunday, July 26
G and B takes morning train to Nicholasville where it joins balance of regt. Camp two miles south of town in large meadow.
Monday, July 27
Move on to camp Nelson at Hickman bridge where we go in camp. Camp equippage sent for at Stanford camp around. Nice but water quite unhandy.
Tuesday, July 28
Write a letter home. Camp guard placed around camp. Tis a perfect bore, a disgrace to the 45th. Orders to saddle. Start towards Lexington at midnight. Road extremely dusty.
Wednesday, July 29
Get to Lexington 6 p.m. Draw feed and forage. Rebs reported at Richmond. Start in pursuit -- change direction, go to Ferris. Take 23 prisoners. March all night.
Thursday, July 30
Get to Parris 5:30 A.M. 11 A.M. go out reconnoitering. Return to town. Feed and get dinner Start in march in direction of Winchester. Camp for night.
Friday, July 31
7 a.m. Start again. Go nearly 15 miles. Stop and feed. Go on. Pass Winchester. Travel till midnight. Rest till morning..