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Civil War Newspapers: Darke County Correspondents

Before the days of wire services or news bureaus, newspapers frequently printed letters from local soldiers to provide more in-depth coverage of war news. Since regiments were recruited by geographical regions, most of the men serving in a unit were neighbors, and their families often shared letters with each other. Some soldiers specifically arranged to send reports of company news to their hometown newspapers. This index, prepared by Dan Masters, records all soldiers' correspondence printed in Darke County newspapers during the Civil War. Researchers should be aware that these indexes do not necessarily represent the holdings of the Center for Archival Collections. Those wishing to review the news articles or editorials cited here should consult the Guide to Newspaper Holdings .

Darke County Newspapers by Date
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Ohio Units

For complete biographies of members of Ohio units, please see Northwest Ohio in the Civil War.

11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article:
May 22, 1861

Private Elijah H. Eyer, Company F
Letters: November 6, 1861, November 20, 1861, November 27, 1861, March 26, 1862, April 16, 1862, May 7, 1862, June 11, 1862, July 2, 1862, July 30, 1862, August 20, 1862, November 26, 1862, December 17, 1862, December 31, 1862

"C.," Company K
Letters: May 8, 1861, May 22, 1861, June 12, 1861, June 19, 1861

"Greenville"
Letters: May 8, 1861 (2)

"Ye Soldier Boy"
Letter: May 22, 1861

40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

"Gordon," Company G
Letters: January 1, 1862, February 5, 1862

44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Unknown, Company F
Letter: November 6, 1861

Major James W. Shaw, Company G
Letters: November 6, 1861, November 20, 1861, November 27, 1861, December 18, 1861, December 25, 1861, January 8, 1862, June 11, 1862, June 18, 1862, August 20, 1862

58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article:
March 5, 1862

60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Corporal James F. Werzer, Company D
Letter: March 12, 1862

69th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Second Lieutenant William J. Faulkner, Company D
Letter: June 25, 1862

Captain David Putnam, Company E
Letter: December 10, 1862

Sergeant Isaac N. Arnold, Company E
Letter: June 11, 1862

87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

First Sergeant Edward Calkins, Company E
Letter: June 25, 1862

94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article:
October 22, 1862

"J."
Letter: September 17, 1862

Unknown
Letter: October 29, 1862

110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article:
October 14, 1862

2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Private Thomas D. Scott, Company B
Letters: November 6, 1861, November 20, 1861

8th Ohio Light Artillery Battery

Captain James F. Putnam
Letters: April 23, 1862, May 7, 1862