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Diary of John Caskey Hall
Sergeant, Company C
September 10, 1861 to April 8, 1864
Web Author's Notes:
Website contributer H. Arlan Heiser provided images of the diary kept by his great grandfather Sgt. John Caskey Hall, Co. C. Along with many other contributions from Mr. Heiser, this website is extremely grateful to him for sharing his ancestor's diary, giving us another glimpse into the activities of the 16th Ohio and the people and times of the Civil War.
Sgt. John Caskey Hall

Sgt. John Caskey Hall

Page 1 - September 10 to September 20, 1861

Hall diary

Diary of the 16th Ohio
From Sept 1861 to 1864

Sep 10th I enlisted to day in Capt E. W. Botsfords Company of Volunteer Infantry.
" 20th Our Company (C) went into Camp Tiffin a grove just north of Wooster at which camp the 16th Regiment was organized and mustered into the Service of the U. S. on the 2nd of October by Capt Belknap. The field Officers are John DeCourcey Col.
Geo. W. Baily Lt. Col
Philip Kershner Maj.
B. B. Brashear Surgeon
C. Cunningham Capt
we staid at this camp until the 27th of November. we had very good water which was procured from a Spring near camp and plenty of drilling to do ...
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