Battle of Corinth, Oct. 3-4, 1862

“No regiment had a hotter place than the 43rd Ohio at Corinth.”

The 2nd Battle of Corinth, Oct. 3-4, 1862 On Oct. 3rd, Col. John Fuller’s Ohio Brigade, including the 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, arrived at Corinth, Mississippi after fighting had ceased for the day. They waited all night on the hill surrounding Battery Robinet for the battle to resume at daylight. The Confederates, amassed in the woods at the bottom of…

Maj. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman at the siege of Atlanta, 1864

The colloquial power of Gen. Sherman

In his diary of March 5, 1865, my great-grandfather Lt. Edwin L. Lybarger, 43rd OVI, recorded an evening in the company of Gen. Sherman: Headquarters 43rd at a Mr. Woodwards in Cheraw, who had a letter from Gen. Hardee recommending the family to the clemency of Gen. Sherman. Sherman called in the evening and we had the pleasure…