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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 9 - October 20 to November 2, 1863

October 20th

Left Home to join our Regt. arrived at Camp Chase the same day.

October 28th

Left Camp Chase arrived at Cincinnati the same day.

October 30th

Left Cincinnati and took the cars on the Miss and Ohio Railroad.

October 31st

Arrived at Cairo, Ill and took passage on the Steam Boat John P(?) Glassgow

November 2nd

arrived at Memphis

Page 10 - November 5 to November 22, 1863

November 5th

Left Memphis on the Steam Boat Steamship Arago

November 10th

Arrived at Vicksburg and went into Quarters at the Soldier's Home.

November 16th

Left Vicksburg on the Steam Boat Emerald.

November 18th

Were fired upon by Gurillas near the mouth of Red River nobody was hurt.

November 19th

Arrived at New Orleans.

November 22nd

We joined our Regt at Algiers, La.

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