Diary/ John R. Buford
Dec. 19th, 1862 We left camps near Knoxville today at two o�clock and are now encamped about three miles west of the city.
Saturday 20 We arrived at Clinton an hour or two by sun this evening, but it was dark before we got all of our teams ferried across. Clinton, the county seat of County of Clayburn is situated on the west bank of Clinch river, a butiful stream that rises in the western part of Virginia and is one of the principal branches of the Tennessee. Clinton is a place of little note it seems to have had from between two and five hundred inhabitants before the war
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