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    27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry: Battle of Corinth Diary.
    Small [3" x 4.75"] handwritten pocket diary beginning in August 1861 and continuing until June1862, kept by Thomas E. Thomas, Company G, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. It appears that Thomas was from Vaughnsville, Putnam County, Ohio. The regiment arrived in North Mississippi just after Shiloh and took a large part in the drive for Corinth. In May 1862, Thomas says: "Heavy volleys of musket fire for the space of half an hour. Three thousand of our men in entrenchments drive back twenty thousand secesh then cannonading took place - their balls partly buried into the dirt of our entrenchments but we silenced their battery and dismounted one gun for them - a black roll of smoke was to be seen at Corinth - soon after a tremendous report was heard of the Confederate magazine blowing up near Corinth - Corinth was evacuated. Three days rations was got and started in hot pursuit. The right wing went a skirmishing to a mill... stayed in camp till noon then started for Booneville about five miles off. There was a train of cars and locomotive with a thousand stand of arms burnt of the secesh by our men... on the evening of the 24th, we turned over our old guns and got new Whitney rifles with saber bayonets." The diary is missing its spine, back cover and closure, and many of the pages have come loose from the thread binding. There are 89 pages of war-related entries plus a 6-page mini-booklet with additional entries. One page summarizes Thomas's enlistment history, noting enlistments at Sedalia, Missouri, Corinth, Mississippi, Prospect, Tennessee, Savannah, Georgia and "Buford Is., South Carolina", before mustering out on July 12, 1865.


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    December, 2019
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