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Civil War Newspapers: Putnam 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 Putnam 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.

Putnam County Newspaper Correspondents
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Ottawa Telegram (Ottawa, Ohio)

February 7, 1863
Lieutenant Stephen Green, Co. I, 49th Ohio Infantry, Headquarters 1st Brigade, south of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, January 8, 1863, p.2

Kalida Sentinel (Kalida, Ohio)

January 25, 1862
Article with roster of Co. I, 49th Ohio Infantry, p.2

March 22, 1862
Commissary Sergeant Lewis Parker, 57th Ohio Infantry, Paducah, Kentucky, March 1862, p.3

April 19, 1862
Private Thomas U. Lane, Co. A, 57th Ohio Infantry, Camp Pittsburg, Tennessee, April 1862, p.3

June 21, 1862
Captain John McClure, Co. A, 57th Ohio Infantry, Camp 2 miles from Corinth, Mississippi, May 31, 1862, p.2

June 28, 1862
"M." 57th Ohio Infantry, Camp near Chewalla, Tennessee, June 8, 1862, p.2

July 19, 1862
Unknown member, 57th Ohio Infantry, Camp near Moscow, Tennessee, June 29, 1862, p.1
Lieutenant Colonel Americus V. Rice, 57th Ohio Infantry, Headquarters 57th Regt. O.V.I., Lafayette, Tennessee, June 25, 1862, p.1
Private Silas S. Daish, "S.S.D.", Co. H, 21st Ohio Infantry, no place, June 23, 1862, p.1

July 26, 1862
Lieutenant Colonel Americus V. Rice, 57th Ohio Infantry, headquarters 57th Regt., O.V.I., Moscow, Tennessee, July 6, 1862, p.3

August 2, 1862
Captain John McClure, Co. A, 57th Ohio Infantry, Camp near Moscow, Tennessee, July 6, 1862, p.1

August 9, 1862
"M.," 57th Ohio Infantry, Camp near Moscow, Tennessee, July 12, 1862, p.1

August 16, 1862
"M.," 57th Ohio Infantry, Memphis, Tennessee, July 27, 1862, p.1

August 30, 1862
First Lieutenant George D. McClure, Co. A, 57th Ohio Infantry, Memphis, Tennessee, August 10, 1862, p.2

September 13, 1862
"118th," 118th Ohio Infantry, Camp Lima, Ohio, September 10, 1862, p.2

October 18, 1862
Captain John Buchanan, Co. H, 118th Ohio Infantry, Camp near Independence, Kentucky, October 6, 1862, p.1

November 29, 1862
Captain John Buchanan, Co. H, 118th Ohio Infantry, Robinson's Station, Harrison Co., Kentucky, November 12, 1862, p.1

December 6, 1862
"118th." 118th Ohio Infantry, Robinson's Station, Harrison Co., Kentucky, November 26, 1862, p.2

December 27, 1862
Member, 57th Ohio Infantry, Camp near Bowls Mills, Mississippi, December 7, 1862, p.1
Captain John Buchanan, "L.," Co. H, 118th Ohio Infantry, Camp Robinson, Harrison Co., Kentucky, December 11, 1862, p.1
Adjutant Josiah Gallup, 118th Ohio Infantry, no place, no date, p.2

January 17, 1863
Sergeant Daniel Barfell, Co. D, 118th Ohio Infantry, Camp near Cynthiana, Kentucky, January 5, 1863, p.1

January 31, 1863
"Major," 57th Ohio Infantry, Headquarters 57th O.V.I., on board steamer Omaha, January 3, 1863, p.2

March 5, 1863
Private Cyrus B. Anderson, Co. I, 16th Ohio Infantry, on board steamer fanny Bullet, at anchor opposite mouth of White River, Arkansas, January 9, 1863, p.1
Private Daniel D. Dunbar, "D.D.D." Co. I, 5th Ohio Cavalry, Camp near Corinth, Mississippi, January 22, 1863, p.1
Sergeant Daniel H. Watt, Co. I, 78th Ohio Infantry, Lafayette, Tennessee, January 13, 1863, p.1
Captain John McClure, Co. A, 57th Ohio Infantry, Young's Point, Louisiana on the Butler Ditch, January 31, 1863, p.2

March 12, 1863
"590," in the Army of the Southwest, no place, March 6, 1863, p.2

March 26, 1863
Joseph L. Burkholder, Co. I and Corporal Jesse Waltner, Co. K, 49th Ohio Infantry, Camp 3 miles south of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, January 28, 1863, p.2

April 2, 1863
"M.," 57th Ohio Infantry, Young's Point, Louisiana, March 11, 1863, p.2

June 11, 1863
Address of Colonel William Mungen, 57th Ohio Infantry, to his regiment, p.1

June 25, 1863
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel R. Mott, 57th Ohio Infantry, Headquarters 57th O.V.I., in bivouac before enemy's works, Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 24, 1863, p.2