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Warner C. Osborn Correspondence - MMS 1639

Warner C. Osborn served as a private in Company D, 144th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He was killed the morning of August 13, 1864 by Colonel John Singleton Mosby's men during the Berryville Wagon Train Raid.

Originally published in the Wyandot Pioneer, July 8, 1864, p.2

June 28, 1864

At a meeting of Co.D 114th Regt. O.N.G., the following resolutions were adopted in the view of the death of Elkanah Sherman, a member of said company.

Whereas : In the providence of almighty God, one of our fellow soldiers has been suddenly taken from our midst by the ruthless hand of death, to exchange time for eternity and therefore be it

Resolved , That we members of Co.D do deeply and sincerely mourn the loss of the brave and patriotic member that has fallen victim to disease and death, and that we bow in weak submission to the decrees of the Great Creator, in thus dealing with us knowing that "he doeth all things well."

Resolved , That we sympathize with the bereaved wife and fatherless children and that we do all we can do to alleviate the heart stricken widow of the sorrow and grief that has so late befallen her.

Resolved , That in the loss of the deceased, we have lost a worthy and upright neighbor, and a true and efficient soldier, and that as a tribute of respect to him, we have a copy of these resolutions, together with the discourse delivered at his funeral, forwards to his family and also that they be published in both county papers, the Pioneer and Union.

Capt. Asa BraytonLt. F.B. Baumgartner
Lt. Amos StetlerSergt. David Nye
Sergt. John LimeSergt. Alexander Carothers

My correspondence is now somewhat longer than I designed it to be, therefore I will not detain the reader much longer with recounting anything that has transpired in camp for the last several weeks, only that the boys are enjoying themselves very much and we have but very little sickness.

The weather has been exceeding hot in this locality for the past few days nut this morning the air is cool and it is becoming more pleasant every hour. Yesterday evening we has a tiny rain which came at a good time as all the vegetation was becoming somewhat withered and was suffering for rain.

The farmers are busily engaged in cutting their wheat harvest. Crops are very good and I have understood from farmers in this section that there will be best crops of all kinds, if nothing befalls them, that has been in this state for a number of years.

With this I will close for the present hoping what I have in my inexperienced way of writing given your readers, may prove of interest to them and be read by all the citizens of Wyandot County.

Yours respectfully,

W.C.O. Warner C. Osborn

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