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Civil War Newspapers: Darke County

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 the Darke County Democrat 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.

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Darke County Democrat

1861

May 8, 1861
"C.," Co. K, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Ohio, April 30, 1861, pg. 1
"Greenville," 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Ohio May 3, 1861 and May 5, 1861, pg. 2

May 22, 1861
Article with acknowledgements from Co. C, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, pg. 1
"Ye Soldier Boy," 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 10, 1861, pg. 1
"C.," Co. K, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 17, 1861, pg. 2

June 12, 1861
"C.," Co. K, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 7, 1861, pg. 2

June 19, 1861
"C.," Co. K, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 16, 1861, pg. 2

November 6, 1861
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Gauley, Virginia, October 30, 1861, pg. 1
Private Thomas D. Scott, Co. B, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp Dick Corwine, Ohio, October 30, 1861, pg. 1
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Piatt, Virginia, October 20, 1861, pg. 2
Unknown, Co. F, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Enyart, Virginia, October 31, 1861, pg. 2

November 20, 1861
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Piatt, Virginia, November 6-7, 1861, pg. 1
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Gauley, Virginia, November 8, 1861, pg. 1
Private Thomas D. Scott, Co. B, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Camp Dick Corwine, near Cincinnati, Ohio, November 12, 1861, pg. 2

November 27, 1861
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Piatt, Virginia, November 24, 1861, pg. 2
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Gauley, Virginia, November 22, 1861, pg. 2

December 18, 1861
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Piatt, Virginia, December 5, 1861, pg. 1

December 25, 1861
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Piatt, Virginia, December 13, 1861, pg. 2

1862

January 1, 1862
"Gordon," Co. G, 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Brutus Clay, Kentucky, December 22-25, 1861, pg. 1

January 8, 1862
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Piatt, Virginia, no date, pg. 2

February 5, 1862
"Gordon," Co. G, 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters Camp Brown, Paintville, Kentucky, January 14, 1862, pg. 1

March 5, 1862
Report of Colonel Valentine Bausenwein, 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on the Battle of Fort Donelson, pg. 2

March 12, 1862
Corporal James F. Werzer, Co. D, 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, 60th Regt., Camp Chase, Ohio, March 1, 1862, pg. 1

March 26, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Point Pleasant, Virginia, March 19, 1862, pg. 2

April 16, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Point Pleasant, Virginia, April 5, 1862, pg. 1

April 23, 1862
Private James F. Putnam, 8th Ohio Battery, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, April 11, 1862, pg. 2

May 7, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Point Pleasant, Virginia, May 1, 1862, pg. 2
Private James F. Putnam, 8th Ohio Battery, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, April 14, 1862, pg. 2

June 11, 1862
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., Virginia, May 25, 1862, pg. 1
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Raleigh Courthouse, Virginia, May 25, 1862, pg. 1
Private Isaac N. Arnold, Co. E, 69th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Major Gano, Tennessee, May 31, 1862, pg. 2

June 18, 1862
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Meadow Bluffs, Virginia, June 1, 1862, pg. 1

June 25, 1862
First Sergeant Edward Calkins, Co. E, 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, June 22, 1862, pg. 2
Sergeant William J. Faulkner, Co. D, 69th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near McMinnville, Tennessee, June 13, 1862, pg. 2

July 2, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Raleigh, Virginia, June 22, 1862, pg. 2

July 30, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Raliegh, Virginia, July 16, 1862, pg. 2

August 20, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Raleigh Courthouse, Virginia, July 27, 1862, pg. 1
First Lieutenant James W. Shaw, Co. G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Meadow Bluffs, Virginia, August 8, 1862, pg. 1

September 17, 1862
"J.," 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp near Louisville, Kentucky, September 6, 1862, pg. 2

October 14, 1862
Article with muster roll of Co. B, 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, pg. 2

October 22, 1862
Report of Colonel Joseph W. Frizell, 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on the Battle of Perrysville, pg. 2

October 29, 1862
Unknown, 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Boyle near Louisville, Kentucky, September 11, 1862, pg. 2

November 26, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Summerville, Virginia, November 12, 1862, pgs. 1-2

December 10, 1862
Captain David Putnam, Co. E, 69th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters 69th O.V.I., Nashville, Tennessee, December 2, 1862, pg. 2

December 17, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp at Summerville, Virginia, December 3, 1862, pg. 1

December 31, 1862
Private Elijah H. Eyer, Co. F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp at Summerville, Virginia, December 21, 1862, pg. 2