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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 15 - May 20 to June 25, 1864

May 20th

Crossed the Atchafalaya River and marched all night

May 21st

Arrived at the Mississippi River.

May 22nd

Arrived and Camped at Morganza Bend.

May 30th

Were out on a scout.

June 11th

Grand Review by General Emery.

June 12th

Review by Maj General Sickles inspector of U S forces.

June 25th

Reviewed by General Reynolds.

Page 16 - September 6 to September 23, 1864

September 6th

Went on a scout to Bayou Sara and returned the next day.

September 16th

Went out on a scout to Atchafalaya River. Arrived there at 4 Oclock on the 17th. Skirmished with the enemy nearly all day. Returned to camp on the morning of the 18th.

September 19th

Went out on another scout to the atchaflaya River. Crossed on the 20th. Returned to camp on the 23rd.

October 6th

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