The 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry of the Army of the Cumberland and soon to gain the sobriquet "Tigers" for its role in the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, was encamped on Aug. 26 in Sequatchee Valley, Tenn., just 26 miles from enemy-held Chattanooga. The regiment had begun its march south with its division, the 1st Division of the XXI Corps, on Aug. 16, the beginning of the Chattanooga Campaign. Its ultimate goal was to unite with The Army of Ohio and reinforcements from the Army of the Potomac to form the Union force that would confront Gen. Braxton Bragg and his Confederate army. Correspondent "W," who to this day has never been identified, reported to the Chronicle: "Our Division under command of General Wood left our beautiful camp at Hillsboro (Tenn.) on Sunday, the 16th inst. It was the most convenient and by far the pleasantest camp that we had ever occupied, and we felt like bidding a dear friend good bye when the bugle sounded to 'strike tents' and we marched away."