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Civil War Newspapers: Ottawa 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 Ottawa County, Ohio 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 news articles or editorials dealing with the war should consult the Guide to Newspaper Holdings .

Ottawa County Newspaper Index by Newspaper, Date
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All letters below were published in the Ottawa Democrat (Port Clinton, Ohio).

5th Company, Ohio Sharpshooters

Corporal George W. Carpenter "G.W.C."
Letter: 5/8/1863

21st Ohio Infantry

Members, Company I
Letter: 4/29/1864

41st Ohio Infantry

Captain William Rymers, Company I
Letter: 1/3/1862

First Lieutenant John Mitchell, Company I
Letter: 6/25/1864

Member, Company I
Letter: 6/12/1863

"Veteran Vol."
Letter: 4/29/1864

47th Ohio Infantry

Veteras, Company I
Letter: 8/15/1862

67th Ohio Infantry

Sergeant Patrick Murphy, Company D
Letter: 9/30/1864

100th Ohio Infantry

"C." Company G
Letter: 8/28/1863

"D." Company G
Letter: 8/28/1863

101st Ohio Infantry

Member, Company K
Letter: 6/12/1863