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Civil War Newspapers: Henry 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 the Napoleon North-West 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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Alabama Units

4th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.)

Private M. Mortimore Cook, Company G
Letter: 2/23/1863

Indiana Units

44th Indiana Infantry

Captain George Weamer, Company E
Article: 4/30/1862

48th Indiana Infantry

Principal Musician Felix R. Donnelly
Letter: 4/22/1863

Ohio Units

9th Ohio Cavalry

First Lieutenant Enoch L. Mann, Company F
Letter: 2/9/1865

14th Ohio Infantry


Corporal William W. Moats, Company E
Letter: 4/1/1863

Sergeant Henry G. Neubert, Company C
Letter: 4/2/1862

38th Ohio Infantry

Major Charles Greenwood
Letter: 4/22/1863

Corporal John A. Babcock, Company B
Letter: 9/16/1863

"H." Company B
Letter: 8/26/1863

68th Ohio Infantry

6/17/1863, 8/19/1863

Major George E. Welles
Letter: 7/1/1863

Quartermaster James G. Haly
Article: 6/25/1862
Letter: 3/12/1862

First Lieutenant William F. Williams, Company A
Letter: 9/23/1863

Private Robert D. Wood, Company A
Poem: 9/2/1863

Captain Hiram H. Poe, Company I
Letters: 5/21/1862, 8/20/1862

"Semper Cresence"
Letter: 10/22/1862

100th Ohio Infantry

7/16/1862, 9/10/1862, 9/30/1863

Captain Henry D. Taylor, Company B
Letter: 10/7/1863

First Lieutenant George Duncan Forsyth, Company B
Article: 3/4/1864
Letter: 12/23/1863

"Oho" Company B
Letter: 1/3/1863

107th Ohio Infantry

Letter: 11/25/1863

124th Ohio Infantry

Private William Thomas McDowell, Company E
Letters: 7/22/1863, 9/2/1863

First Lieutenant James Brennan, Company G
Letter: 3/18/1863