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Diary of Peter J. Perrine
Private, Company C
September 20, 1861 to July 4, 1864
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Pvt. Peter J. Perrine

Page 51 - June 15, 1864 to July 4, 1864

15th. Moved our camp the width of it to the left where we have more ground and are not crowded so much. We were paid off this evening. received 4 months pay.

25th. Had Grand review by Major Genl. Reynolds our present corps commander.

July 4th. Moved our camp 2 (?) miles down the river and camp close to the boat landing. The river is very low & warm. The weather is extremely warm.


Remainder of page indecipherable and no additional pages available. The 16th OVI, along with diary author Pvt. Peter Perrine, finished their duty camping on the Mississippi River near Morganza Bend, with little additional action. The regiment left Morganza on October 6, 1864, traveling north on the river to Cairo, Illinois, where they boarded trains which returned the troops to Columbus, Ohio, where they were mustered out of the service on October 31, 1864.

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