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June, 1865 – Mustered Out

June, 1865 – Mustered Out

  Beginning Location:  Washington, District of Columbia Jun. 1 Day pleasant. Assist Capt. Hazzard on his 51 unis and muster out rolls. Health good. Jun. 2 Still in our camp near Washington, D. C. Work on the muster out rolls. Jun....
May, 1865 – Grand Review

May, 1865 – Grand Review

  Beginning Location: Raleigh, North Carolina May 1 Marched at 5am. Morning cool and pleasant. Marched 8 miles and rested. Crossed Jefferson’s Creek at Heartsfield’s Mills. Marched 10 miles and crossed Tar River. Went into...
April, 1865 – Assassination and Surrender

April, 1865 – Assassination a...

  Beginning Location: Goldsboro, North Carolina Apr. 2 Co. inspection by the Capt. Still unwell, not able for duty, drew 5 days rations. Apr. 3 Quite sick this morning. Still off duty. Apr. 4 Today there was the usual amt of drills...
Synopsis of Carolina Campaign

Synopsis of Carolina Campaign

The following text is taken from http://www.mooresvillehistory.com/.  This is a poor website but it does have a good synopsis of Sherman’s Carolina Campaign and the Battle of Bentonville (North Carolina).   The Battle of...
March, 1865 – Battle of Bentonville

March, 1865 – Battle of Bento...

Beginning Location:  Near Cheraw, South Carolina Mar. 1 Mooved 1/2 mile, threw up works and rested in camp until morning. Mar. 2 Mooved out of camp at 7 1/2. Crossed Linch Creek on Dilles Bridge. Wet all day, marched to Black Creek and...
February, 1865 – Capture of Columbia

February, 1865 – Capture of C...

Beginning Location:  Near McPhersonville, South Carolina. Feb. 1 Wednesday. Reveille at 5, marched at 6. Our company rear guard.  Skirmishing by our advance with Wheeler’s Cavalry, 2 men killed. Camped at Hickory Grove at sundown...
Fire at Columbia S. C.

Fire at Columbia S. C.

[The following is from the fourth book of Charles F. Nelson’s Diary, and it appears that this was written after his return home at the end of the war.] In regard to the fire at Columbia, S. C. Feb 17, 1865 – were met by the...
January, 1865 – Beaufort, South Carolina

January, 1865 – Beaufort, Sou...

  Beginning location: Near Savannah, Georgia Jan. 1 – 7 From this date up to Saturday 7th little of importance took place, until Saturday when Gen. O. O. Howard reviewed the gallant old 15th A. C. and the boys having nearly...