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Diary of Peter Shelly
Private, Company I
Private, Company C, 114th OVI
September 3, 1862 through August 17, 1865
Web Author's Notes:
Images of the diary of Pvt. Peter Shelly were submitted to this website by Jon Fackler, great great grandson of the soldier. Excerpts were transcribed from the diary by the web author and reflect the actual diary text as accurately as possible. It should be noted that the 16th OVI left Morganza, Louisiana, on October 6, 1864, bound for home and mustering out of the regiment but Pvt. Shelly, along with others from the regiment, stayed in Morganza and were transferred to the 114th OVI. This is because they enlisted into the 16th OVI later than most of the regiment and had time left on their three year term of service. Also, please note that Peter Shelly was listed in various Civil War-era documents as Peter Shelby and is entered into the 16th OVI searchable database on this website as such (Shelby).

Page 3 - October 21 to November 13, 1862

October 21st

Left Oakhill and marched to Galipolis and camped on the Banks of the Ohio River.

October 23

Crossed The O. River at Point Pleasant, Va and marched up the Kenawha Valley.

October 29th

We arrived at Charleston and went into Camp.

November 10th

Left Charleston to return to Ohio River and arrived their on the 12th.

November 13th

We got aboard the Steam Boat Key West No 3 and started for Memphis arrived at Cincinnati on the 14th. Left on the 17th.

Page 4 - November 13 to December 27, 1862

November 27th A. D. 1862

Arrived at Memphis and went into camp on the Out Skirts of the City.

December 20th

We left Memphis on board the Steamboat Fanny Bullet for the Yazoo River.

December 26th

We landed near Chickasaw Bluffs and Our Regiment went and had a light Skirmish with the enemy.

December 27th

Heavy Skirmishing with the enemy in which the 42 OVI and 22nd Ky were engaged.

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