1864 Civil War Handwritten Diary 111. Great Battle Content Resaca, Kennesaw and More. Handwritten diary of a soldier in Co C, 111. This hard-fighting regiment was actively involved in the 1864 Atlanta campaign. The soldier didn't provide his name, but based on a number of clues it is likely John W.1862 as a Corporal and was a 32 year old married man from Xenia, Clay County, IL. Mustered out June 1865 as Sergeant. Text mentions Elliott cousins, brother Monical fellow Co. "C" soldier, brother-in-law William T. Monical promotion to Sergeant and more. Size, Condition: The diary is well worn with detached covers and loose pages. The pages have dampstaining and there's a small amount of loss at bottom. Owever there is much legible ink content, every day January 7 to August 14, 1864. 3.5" x 5.5". Camp life, marching and exciting battle content. Near the end of the diary his health gives out and he goes by ambulance to the infirmary.
While there he assists other patients. I see a fine time. I seen a Negro tied up by the thumbs for killing a hog.. March 7 - At daybreak we are landing just above Decato [Decatur] Ala. Expecting a battle every minute.
The rebs shot into a boat of the 63d Ohio after we landed. Co C was sent out as skirmishers. We got back to our camp at 2 oclock all tired.. May 10 - The report is confirmed that Gen Grant has whipped Lee. All is anxiety in our midst.
Moves out support a batt. A reb ball come close to me. Our men lost 3 men and the rebs lost several more. May 11 - We marched at 3 in the morning in the rain. We are in line of battle at daybreak behind lite breastworks waiting for the rebs in Sneaks Pass.Our works are miles long here. There is at least 100 pieces of artillery along them. This is a nice place for a battle. Our troops are at work all day fortifying. We are ordered forward at 6. We are ordered in line of battle and lay that way for hours. Gen Killpatrick got wounded this morning, The 111. Went into battle about 3 oclock and got several killed and wounded. HH Copeland and Abe Forth got killed dead. U W Meador, E M Helm wounded.
"; "The battle is still a raging quite fierce skirmishing and heavy cannonading all around. C Co of the 111. Their loss today was 9 killed 31 wounded. Ordered down in the night to build breast works. I was left with a lot of guns.I nearly frozed this night. June 10 - Battle of Big Shanty Mountain. June 15 - Our troops captured 4000 prisoners. June 20 [Peach Tree] prisoners taken.
June 27 - Kennesaw Mountain. June 29 - sees tree with 1,000 musket balls. July 5 - loses bayonet. July 10 - Men captured. 700 women said making cartridges for rebels.
July 14 - out of rations. July 15 - Chattahoochee - building works, onions for dinner. July 16 - scouring for vegetables. July 20 - We march towards Atlanta... July 21 - Atlanta battle - many killed, wounded.Got cut up terribly today. July 25 - at hospital "feels puny".
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