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November, 1864 – March Toward Savannah

November, 1864 – March Toward...

Beginning Location:  Cave Springs, Georgia Nov. 1 Reveille at 6, march at 7 through Cave Springs.  Turned south and passed through Cedar Town and went into camp at 3pm, after marching 9 miles. Received mail at Cave Springs. Nov....
October, 1864 – Protecting Sherman’s Supply Line

October, 1864 – Protecting Sh...

  Beginning Location:  Unclear, presumably near original regimental camp near Decatur, Georgia Oct.1 Saturday.  Get up with severe headache and find it wet out of tent.  Many rumors about Indiana soldiers going home to vote and...
TOCWOC: 150 years ago, November 1862

TOCWOC: 150 years ago, November 186...

For a general overview of the Civil War situation during November, 1862, you may like to read: 150 years ago, November 1862 by James Durney Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...
September, 1864 – Surrender of Atlanta

September, 1864 – Surrender o...

Beginning Location:  Near Marietta, Georgia Sep. 1 This is my birthday which makes me 40 years old, broke down and in poor health.  Rumors of heavy fighting in front, nothing official.  Great battle on the Macon RR south of Atlanta....
August, 1864 – Siege of Atlanta

August, 1864 – Siege of Atlan...

Beginning Location:  Near Decatur, Georgia Aug. 1 Monday.  A little rain this morning, clearing off about noon and turning very warm.  Another Confed. dies.  1st Georgia Co. C. Aug. 2 Today we moove the hospital 2 miles west and the...
July, 1864 – Battle of Peachtree Creek

July, 1864 – Battle of Peacht...

Beginning Location:  Big Shanty, Kennesaw, Georgia Jul. 1 Friday. Quiet all day until about sundown when our artillery shelled Kennesaw and Bald Mountains most terribly for the space of about one hour. Jul. 2 Packed up the hospital tents...
June, 1864 – Kennesaw Mountain

June, 1864 – Kennesaw Mountai...

    Beginning Location:  Near Dallas, Georgia Jun. 1 Left our rifle pitts on the right at daylight and mooved east to the center to relieve the 20th AC (?), arrived at 1/2 past eleven and went into their rifle pitts, heavy...
May, 1864 – Battles of Resaca and Dallas

May, 1864 – Battles of Resaca...

Beginning Location:  Scottsboro, Alabama (Blogger’s Note:  This marks the beginning of Charles’ involvement in Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.  See this map for the first part of the campaign and follow the movements of...
December, 1863 to May, 1864

December, 1863 to May, 1864

  (Blogger’s Note:  After a 4 month gap, Charles resumes his diary in a notebook, rather than a printed diary.  It appears that he spends some time catching up by writing a narrative history of his time from December, 1863 to...
August to December, 1863 – Four Month Gap

August to December, 1863 – Fo...

The Diary picks up again, in summary form as noted above, from Scottsboro, Alabama on December 26, 1863.  There is no detailed information about Charles’ movements or activities during the 4 month gap in his diary, from August 12th...
August, 1863 – Big Black River / End of 1st Year

August, 1863 – Big Black Rive...

Beginning Location:  Black River, northeast of Vicksburg, Mississippi Aug. 1 This morning my health not so good, still have the diarrhea very bad.  Wrote a letter to my family – thoughts turn back to home, still trust in God to see...
July, 1863 – Fall of Vicksburg / Hospital Again

July, 1863 – Fall of Vicksbur...

Beginning Location:  Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi Jul. 1 This morning very sultry, health very poor.  Still at hospital.  Wrote a letter to my wife.  Heavy cannonading at Vicksburg. Jul. 2 Still sick in the hospital.  Wrote a...
June, 1863 – Memphis to Vicksburg

June, 1863 – Memphis to Vicks...

  Beginning Location:  Near Collierville, Tennessee Jun. 1 This morning cloudy and sultry having the appearance of rain.  Received a letter from my wife and wrote one in answer. Jun. 2 This morning cloudy and rainy, cool all day....
May, 1863 – Inspection

May, 1863 – Inspection

Beginning Location:  Encamped near Collierville, Tennessee   May 1 This morning the sun rose with splendor and all nature seemed animated and lively.  Wrote a letter to my wife and one to May Hickerwell.  Health improving...
April, 1863 – Ague Chill

April, 1863 – Ague Chill

Beginning Location: Encamped near Collierville, Tennessee   Apr. 1 This morning cool with a wind from the north.  Received a letter from my wife written March 23.  Wrote my answer.  Weighed today, 181 1/2 lbs. Apr. 2 Weather still...