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December, 1864 – March to the Sea

December, 1864 – March to the...

  Beginning location: Near Sandersville, Georgia A continuation of Sherman’s March to the Sea. [Blogger’s note:  I encourage you to read this article. It gives a good overview, especially the events surrounding the fall...
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...
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...