Harrison DeWaters, Company H, 13th Michigan Infantry excerpt from March 13, 1862:

we are in Tennassee about 3 miles from Nashville    it is a pretty large place    the rebles has tore up the bridg so we hafto cross in a boat   it is a pretty place round here but in Kentucky is a pretty hard place   the fences is all burnt down and houses    some has left thare house and every thing in it and run away but thare is some left yet    thare is 4 rigements here in our brigade